Thursday, May 23, 2013
Oysters Bienville Recipe
6 slices of bacon
4 oz. sliced mushrooms
6 cloves garlic-minced
1/4 bunch green onions chopped finely
1/2 stick butter
2 c. flour
1 1/2 qt. milk
1/2 cup boiled shrimp diced
1/2 pt. oyster juice
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. cooking sherry
1/4 c. chopped parsley
6 doz. oysters with shells
Cut bacon into small pieces and fry until brown. sauté mushrooms, garlic and green onions.
Add butter and when it has melted, blend in flour. Cook slowly 5 minutes, then gradually stir
in milk. After sauce thickens, add shrimp, oyster juice,
lemon juice, sherry, and parsley. Simmer slowly 15 minutes.
Have 12 pie pans half filled with rock salt. Arrange 6 oyster shells in each pie pan. Put a raw oyster (at room temperature) on each shell and top with sauce. Place under broiler (6 inches from heat)
until heated thoroughly and browned on top. Serves 12.