June 1, 2014 Recipes No Comments
Oysters Bienville - SOS Oyster Shells
Yields 12
A classic New Orleans baked oyster dish, named in honor of Jean de Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville who set up the colony now known as New Orleans.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 slice bacon, fine chopped
  2. ⅓ cup sliced mushrooms
  3. 2 oz. ham, fine chopped
  4. 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  5. 6 scallions, thin sliced
  6. 2 stalks celery, fine chopped
  7. 1 medium yellow onion, fine chopped
  8. 1 clove garlic, fine chopped
  9. ½ small green bell pepper, fine chopped
  10. ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  11. ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  12. ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  13. 1 bay leaf
  14. salt to taste
  15. ground black pepper, to taste
  16. 7 medium raw shrimp, fine chopped
  17. 1 ½ tbsp. dry sherry
  18. ⅔ cup heavy cream
  19. ⅓ cup milk
  20. ⅓ cup flour
  21. 12-15 oysters
  22. 12 to 15 oyster shells
  23. Serve with sliced lemon
Instructions
  1. Cook chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to set aside leave drippings. Add the mushrooms and ham to skillet and cook until browned, set aside with bacon.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. butter to skillet; add scallions, celery, onions, garlic, and peppers. Cook about 3 minutes. Add oregano, thyme, cayenne, bay, salt, and pepper; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and sherry; cook, stirring 1–2 minutes. Add cream and milk, bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook about 5 min. Remove from heat and let cool slightly; stir in reserved bacon, mushrooms, and ham. Transfer mixture to a blender and purée until smooth; set aside.
  3. Clean same skillet & melt remaining butter over medium-high heat; add flour and cook until golden, whisking constantly for 2 minutes. Whisk in reserved purée; remove; let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a ½ inch tip and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. (Zip locks with the corner cut off works too)
Notes
  1. This Recipe uses SOS Oyster Shells, Purchase them here.
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Written by Greta