Thursday, May 9, 2013

Oysters Rockefeller


Oysters Rockefeller--an appetizer I shared with my mother at dinner last week at the Mall of Asia.  The oysters were baked with a generous amount of butter, cheese, some herbs and bacon bits.

Oysters Rockefeller was created in 1899 by Jules Alciatore in their family restaurant in New Orleans called Antoine's.  The dish was named after John Rockefeller, the richest American at the time, for the intense richness of the sauce.  Although many restaurants in New Orleans serve dishes purporting to be Oysters Rockefeller, Antoine's claims that they're all knock-offs because Alciatore  took the original recipe with him to the grave.



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8 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet they tasted very rich indeed! ;))

mary kiss said...

Love oyster! And they said it is an aphrodisiac too ^_^

Kim,USA

Forsythea Nelms said...

Ohhh I am just drooling looking at these yummy oysters! It has been such a long time I had eaten some of that!!!!

the food dude said...

Man, nothing like Oysters Rockfeller, one of my favorite comfort food classics!

Hazel Ceej said...

Quite lovely that they're served on the shell.

maiylah said...

too bad he never shared the recipe! but seems like the "knock-offs" are also richly delicious! :P

thanks much for taking the time to share and link over at Food Friday, LM
happy weekend!

Oggi said...

Looks truly rich and delicious. I must find a copycat recipe.:)

Kriska Marie said...

Now this got me drooling! :D