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 !