Whether you’re making a traditional recipe like oysters Kilpatrick, oysters Rockefeller or something more modern there are plenty of oyster recipes to choose from.
Oysters in whatever guise make a luxurious appetiser.
The classic American recipe where oysters are topped with spinach, bacon and Pernod then lightly grilled on a bed of coarse salt.
This is a classic and simple method for barbecuing oysters which are then served with lemon juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.
If you own a hand blender as I do, this recipe will be much more flavoursome, as the blending process melds the flavours of the ingredients to perfection, however you can still make this dip without one, you will just have to manually crush the oysters and anchovy very finely. Please don't let that put you off making it, as I guarantee if smoked oysters are one of your loves, you will make this dip over and over again.
This is my version of the classic Oysters Rockefeller. It uses fontina cheese which is a soft Italian cheese.