This is my favorite way to use fresh oysters. Living in the Northwest it's easier to get the large less sweet pacific variety. Any fresh variety available will work for these buttery, cheesy, spicy bursts of oyster goodness. Recipe from "Louisiana Cookin" Magazine.
- 24 fresh shucked oysters, on the half shell
- 1 lb unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 bunches green onions, finely chopped
- 20 garlic cloves, pureed
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
- 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
- 2 ounces white wine
- 1 cup grated romano cheese
- 1 loaf French bread
- Melt half the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add your lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, green onions and all herbs and seasonings. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then stir in wine.
- Keep stirring and remove from heat as soon as the green onions wilt. Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Add the rest of the butter and stir until completely incorporated.
- Heat grill to to 350°F Place oysters on grill. When the oyster liquor starts to bubble, spoon 1 tablespoon of sauce on top of each, then top with 1 tablespoon of Romano cheese. Let the cheese melt.
- When oysters begin to slightly brown at the edges, remove from grill and place on a heat proof plate or tray.
- Top each oyster with an additional tablespoon of the butter sauce and serve immediately with slices of french bread for dipping.
- All you need is a good pint of lager and a few friends. I suggest a little Jazz in the background.
Entirely too much sauce and probably a little too much cheese, as well. What a waste of 2 dozen oysters. I tried this recipe before serving it to guests, thank goodness. Comparing this recipe to the Acme grille doysters is like comparing apples to oranges.
Exceptional recipe. We reduced qty of lemon by 25%. The green onions, thyme and oregano truly need to be finely chopped to small flake size. Cheese should be freshly grated and also very fine as well. We placed oysters directly on hot bed of charcoals, and sauced each oyster immediately and it crisped the shells beautifully - Acme style. We also mixed some parmesan into cheese - but not much. Make sure to have plenty of french bread to sop the juices. This recipe might deserve 5 stars. It's the real deal.