Oysters Rockefeller

This is my absolute favorite way to eat oysters, although I will eat them any way they are fixed. I had a friend growing up whose dad had a seafood restaurant. Klondike Cafe was the place to be for seafood back in the 70’s and early 80’s. Earl Rudes was the chef and owner of this special placed. Earl was the kind of guy what would make you feel important and he was an excellent cook. Earl passed away  a little over a year ago but before he did I had a chance to visit with him and he gave me some of his recipes. Of course the first I asked for was the Rockefeller. Now Oysters Rockefeller is made with different ingredients I prefer ones made with spinach. They were created in New Orleans by a chef that was having a hard time getting snails. So he decided to use the ample amounts of oysters that were in the region to create his new dish. They say that when he had it perfected it sauce was a rich green sauce, so the richest person he new of was Rockefeller, thus the name.

Shucking an Oyster

A nice plump Texas Oyster

A tray about ready for the oven

Categories: Appetizers, Hors d'Oeuvres, Texas Style Cuisine | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Oysters Rockefeller

  1. What? You gonna tease us with pictures, but not give us the recipe? That’s not fair. Fine…just give me a dozen, please. 🙂

    • Just put them in the mail Griff. Actually I put this up when I did not have the recipe infront of me. I had intended on going back and adding it but I forgot. Guess I am getting old.

  2. Sailor Kenshin

    Great food photojournalism. Followed your link from Smoke Pit.

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