Monday, February 13, 2012

Aphrodite's Baked Oysters

This month's  Kulinarya Cooking Challenge is about First Love, 
thanks to our hosts - Abigail and Marni for coming up with an exceptional and exciting theme!

On a quest for gastronomic scrutiny, it was in Via Mare when I was a kid that I first discovered synergistic flavour of baked oysters. Who can resist the delightful sight, tempting aroma of melting cheese, and unique taste and succulent texture of oysters- temptation at its finest! From the table to my palate, it has indeed utilized all of my senses. Two simple ingredients combined together to form layers of complex flavour. That first moment of curiosity prompted my instant gratification love affair with Baked Oysters.  


Aphrodite’s Baked Oysters


24 oysters in shells
½ cup butter
3 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 tablespoon, Garlic paste
¼ cup Gruyere Cheese
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese




Shuck the oysters and scrub the shells. Brush the inside of each shell with melted butter.

Dip oysters into Worcestershire sauce and place 2 pieces on each shell.

Divide garlic paste, gruyere and parmesan cheese and place on top of each shell.

Place oysters on a shallow pan and bake until cheese is light brown and bubbly (about 8-10 minutes).

Food Notes:

1. Oysters are excellent source of minerals, including iron, zinc and selenium. 
2. Oysters are universally considered as an aphrodisiac
3. Serve with your favorite White Wine !


25 comments:

  1. I also once a love affair with them oysters and everytime I see them in the menu I just can't help but be tempted once again.

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    1. thanks for dropping by =) mabuhay !!!

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  2. Love baked oysters. A perfect example of a simple dish that's all about the ingredients -- fresh oysters and the best cheese.

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    1. I couldn't agree more Jun =) Mabuhay !

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  3. Love, love, love this, Chef! Much as I love raw oysters, I can't resist anything with gooey cheese.

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    1. Right =) cheese is love ! =) Mabuhay !!

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  4. I love your dish .... i can eat one whole serving and still wanting, lol :-)

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    1. Thanks =) I can eat 'em all day ! hahaha =)

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  5. Cheesy and garlicky oysters are so wonderfully inviting and yummy! Looks great!

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  6. who could resist oyster especially with the melted cheese on top?
    I like how you call this dish Aphrodite’s Baked Oysters sounds so naughty... you ha.heheh
    malou

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    1. hhwwaatt ?! I'm still a kid ! What's wrong with melted cheese on top of Aphrodite's oysters ?! Hahaha =) thanks malou for dropping by =) ingat

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  7. Love the name of the oyster dish and it sounds so yummy. Must try.:)

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  8. I have never tried baked oysters before. In fact, I have no idea how oysters taste when cooked hahaha! I've only had raw oysters but definitely would try this if I get the chance :-)

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    1. Really? you're missing something really satisfying ! you should try this recipe =)welcome to KCC =)

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  9. When I first tried oysters, they were raw and although it's alright to serve it like that, I didn't really enjoy it! hahaha too bad we don't have oysters here. I would really like to try this recipe! See you around KCC! Cheers! - Gio

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  10. I'm still having a love-affair with oysters!I love love love them!

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  11. now i'm craving for oysters! love them cooked or raw, and my best memories were from dampa near the naia terminal. hmmm... now I'm thinking where I could get them here to try out your recipe :)

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    1. aklan oysters are the best =) thanks for dropping by =) happy cooking !

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  12. AS a child, I never really liked it! But after years, my husband tempted me into it, and since then, we've always have it at home at least twice a month. I could not really resist myself, if only i could garb it right now from my screen.

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  13. hahahaha ! oysters are really one of the wonders from the sea ! happy cooking =)

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  14. I'll take bake oyster anytime but I'll pass the fresh ones! :))...looks delicious.

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