Saturday, November 16, 2013

Oysters On The Half Shell!

  I'm making more oysters on the half shell today.

 I had an "exotic" blend of mushrooms.

  Chop up the shrooms
and add to melted unsalted butter.
 Cook until lightly browned.
Then I added a splash of sherry,
cooked it, and let it evaporate.

 Add in another tablespoon of butter
and drop in half a bag of spinach, chopped .

 Wilt the spinach
and add about 1/4 - 1/3 cup heavy cream -
enough to coat the spinach.

 I just happened to have about 1/2 cup
of my crabmeat mixture left from the crabmeat boule
I made when the XKTs and Glowria came for dinner.
I added that to the spinach mixture and heated through.

 Mr. Hawthorne is quite the little shucker!

I topped the oysters with the spinach mixture,
then added some grated Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs.
Run under the broiler until lightly browned and bubbly.

 Good Neighbor Bobby was over here
this afternoon when I was preparing this.

 Bobby loved these.
He asked me what "that taste" was.
 Mr. Hawthorne chimed in.
"What is that?"
 It's extra umami, boys.
It's my "exotic" blend of mushrooms.
Chopped up.
Lightly browned in butter.
Buttered again.
And  panko'd.

Just yum.
Or should I say yumami?

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