HOG ISLAND OYSTERS CASINO WITH RED BELL PEPPERS, CHILE AND BACON
Recipe Courtesy Tyler Florence
Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 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
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.