Yield: 4 servings
|24 \N||Oysters on the half shell|
|4 slices||Bacon, cut into 24 squares|
|⅓ cup||Finely chopped shallots|
|¼ cup||Finely chopped parsley|
|¼ cup||Finely chopped green pepper|
|¼ cup||Finely chopped celery|
|¼ teaspoon||Fresh ground pepper|
|¼ teaspoon||Hot sauce|
|\N \N||Juice of 1 lemon|
If shallots are unavailable substitute, scallions and add a small clove of garlic. Omit the green pepper if desired. Pre heat oven to 450 deg F. Cut the bacon into 24 small squares and pan fry until partially cooked. Cream together the butter and all the seasonings.
Put a spoonful of butter mixture on each oyster and top with a square of partly cooked bacon. Place the oysters in a heavy pan and bake until butter is bubbling and bacon crisp- 5 to 8 min. Serve with lemon wedges, hot sauce and a pepper mill to pass around.
Submitted By JIM WELLER On 04-05-95