Not an oyster fan, you say? You might change your mind after you try these three ways to prepare and enjoy them! Scroll down for Spinach & Andouille Oysters, Brie & Bacon Oysters, and New Orleans Barbecue Oysters recipes!
Enjoy these Oysters? Check out more of Mama Jen’s recipes in our Growing Up Cajun - Cookbook. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. From squirrel season to crawfish season, you’ll be inspired by the true flavors of Louisiana.
Spinach & Andouille Oysters
- 9 ounces fresh baby spinach
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- 1 cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- ¼ pound fresh andouille sausage
- ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cup dry white wine
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
- 24 oysters on ½ the shell
- Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce
Preheat oven to broil. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Bring a large dutch oven with salted water to a boil. Add spinach; cook, stirring constantly, just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain; press to remove excess moisture. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning; cook stirring frequently, until brown and crumbly, about 15 minutes.
Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Add wine, and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking until wine reduces, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and salt; cook until liquid is almost evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bread crumbs and remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
Arrange oysters on a prepared pan top each oyster with about 1 tablespoon sausage mixture.
Broil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Serve with Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce
Brie & Bacon Oysters
- 3 slices of bacon
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup minced shallot
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tbsp dry white wine
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 8oz wheel of Brie
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
- 2 cups rock salt
- 16 fresh oysters on the half shell
- 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Cook bacon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving one tablespoon drippings in a pan.
Add butter to pan; stir in shallot and garlic, and cook until tender. Add wine, and cook until wine evaporates. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add brie, cream cheese, and parmesan, stirring until melted and combined. Stir in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
Preheat oven to 450°. Pour rock salt onto a rimmed baking sheet.
Arrange oysters on prepared pan. Top each oyster with about 2 tablespoons of brie sauce and 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.
Bake until browned and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble reserved bacon, and sprinkle over oysters.
New Orleans Barbecue Oysters
Preheat oven to broil. Pour rock salt onto a rimmed baking sheet.
In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama - Cajun Hot Sauce, Slap Ya Mama - Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, pepper, and kosher salt; cook for 2 minutes. Add beer; cook until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, stirring until combined.
Arrange oysters on prepared pan. Divide sauce among oysters.
Bake until edges of oysters are curled, 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with rosemary if desired!