These are the perfect appetizer to serve during the upcoming Holidays. Now with this recipe, you can enjoy this New Orleans restaurant classic at home!
Shock oysters and, with its liquor, put in a small pot. Rinse bottom shells and place them upside down on paper towel; set aside. Add lemon juice, butter, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 3 minutes on medium-low. Drain oysters and reserve. On a baking sheet, spread coarse pickling salt to cover the surface, about ¼” thick. Place shells on salt and set aside.
In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add celery, garlic and parsley. Cover and cook for 3 minutes at medium-low. Add spinach and season well with pepper. Increase heat to medium, cover and cook 2 minutes. Add cream, cheese (Brie), hot sauce and 1 tablespoons bread crumbs. Mix and cook for 2 minutes; stir constantly. If more cream is needed, add some.
Place oysters in their shell. Cover with spinach mix and sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs and Grana Padano. Cook under broil for 3-4 minutes.