You know how the Hawthornes love their oysters.
Sadly, we're about to finish off our third bushel
and they've closed oyster season.
I had about 5 ounces of frozen spinach left over from a dip
Mr. Hawthorne made with a Knorr's vegetable dip package
that came with a jar of Hellman's.
Pretty good dip too, by the way.
And some chopped red onion and roasted red pepper.
Sauté the spinach, red onion, and pepper
in about 2 TB unsalted butter for about 2 minutes
over medium high heat.
Add in a splash of chardonnay,
and let it cook away.
Add in about 1/4 cup heavy cream and heat it through.
Oysters on the half shell
Melted unsalted butter
Grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly grated nutmeg
Spoon melted butter over each oyster
and place a bit of the spinach mixture on each.
Top with grated Parmesan, Panko,
and a dusting of nutmeg.
Place under a 450° broiler for about 3-4 minutes
or until liquid is bubbly and Panko lightly browned.
Mighty good ersters!