Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4-6

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped celery
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves picked
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 dozen medium-sized (approx 4 inches) West Coast oysters on the half shell
  • 1/4 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped for garnish

HOG ISLAND OYSTERS CASINO WITH RED BELL PEPPERS, CHILE AND BACON

Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence 052809-tyler_oyster Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the butter, garlic, bacon, shallots, bell pepper, celery, lemon juice, oregano, and cayenne pepper in a food processor; pulse until well combined, but still has texture.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place 1 tablespoon of the casino butter mixture on top of each oyster and grill oysters on a hot grill until bubbly, approximately 10- 12 minutes.  Finish with finely chopped, fresh flat-leaf parsley and serve.

Edited: July 31st, 2009