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Baked Oysters with a Bacon & Blue Cheese Crumb

I love September. It's the time of year that the Mother Nature presents her bounty! Apples, blackberries, cabbages, chillies, damsons, elderberries, juniper berries, kale, wild mushrooms, pears, peppers, pumpkins, sweetcorn, red grouse, goose, crayfish, shellfish & Oysters!
This is a Great time of year for Irish Oysters!
Mmmmm Oysters! Fresh from the sea - they taste like your mouth just jumped into the Atlantic Ocean, off the Pier in Mountcharles, on the Wild Atlantic Way!

Some folks aren't too sure about swallowing down these tasty fruits of the sea in their natural state, so here is a simple but delicious recipe for a baked oyster dish. You can cook these as a lunch or as a tasty surprise if you have company around.

To open raw oysters use an oyster knife or a small, thick, pointed (but blunt) knife. Holding the oyster, flat side up (in a thick cloth to protect your hand) insert the knife at the hinge of the oyster. Push in and twist the knife so as to break the hinge open. Slide the knife across the inside of the top shell to cut the muscle.

Slide your knife under the oyster and cut the bottom muscle to loosen it completely from the shell. Arrange them on your serving plate.

Opening an Oyster - See Here for a Step by Step
My Ingredients:
12 oysters
3 slices streaky bacon
50g Irish Blue cheese
50g White Breadcrumbs
Black Pepper
Lemon wedges

Zack's Baked Oysters with a Bacon and Blue Cheese Crumb 

My Method:
1.Grill your bacon under a fast heat and set aside.
2. Wash the oysters with a scrubbing brush.
3. Pop them on a tray and put them straight into the oven, still closed, at 180ยบ for 5 minutes. They heat will steam the oysters in their own juice.
4. Take out the oysters and peel the top shell back - it will open easily because the oysters are cooked.
5. Slice the cooked bacon into thin slivers and put a little over each oyster. Crumble the Blue Cheese over each one and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over them all. Give each on a twist of freshly ground pepper.
6. Pop them back into the oven for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crumbs are golden and serve them immediately with fresh lemon wedges.

mmmmmm! Delicious!


zack

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It is written & curated by Zack Gallagher, Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland.

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