This appetizer is your oyster …and so is the world

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 1:00pm

It’s oyster season on Block Island and this is a super easy and crazy delicious way to cook them up! The world may be your oyster, but this will be one of your favorite preparations.

Parmesan Bacon Broiled Oysters

12-15 medium to large oysters
⅓ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dish off the Block Ciao Bella Italian Spice Blend
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and finely chopped (about ⅓ cup)
3 tablespoons chives, divided

Preheat broiler to high.
Shuck the oysters and gently scrape under the bellies to loosen them from the shell but leave the meats and their juices on the shell.
Combine the mayo, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, bacon, and half of the chives in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Place about a tablespoon of the mayo mixture on top of each oyster to cover. Place them on a foil-lined baking sheet and place under the broiler, about 5-6 inches and broil for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown
and bubbly. Watch them closely so they don’t burn. The timing will depend on the heat of your broiler.
Sprinkle the remaining chives over the tops and drizzle with the remaining lemon juice. Let cool slightly and then devour!

Get hundreds of approachable and simply delicious recipes on Pam’s blog and follow her on FB @dishofftheblock and Instagram @dishblock for new recipes and tips! You can also get her Ciao Bella Italian seasoning and other custom spice blends on island at Dick’s Fish, the Block Island Grocery, or The Block Island Trading Company. If you are not on B.I., order her spices and cookbook on her website and make mealtime deliciously easy!