A St. Patrick’s Day Treat – “Fried” Guinness-Battered Oysters With Mustard Pickle Sauce

Try this special treat for a St. Patrick’s Day  Celebration – “Fried” Guinness-Battered Oysters With Mustard Pickle Sauce  

Makes 4 servings

  •  1/2 to  3/4 cup Guinness stout  ScreenHunter_350 Mar. 13 08.30
  •  1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting the oysters  
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise  
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt  
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped cornichons or dill pickle  
  •  1/2 teaspoon prepared Colman Mustard (or the mustard of your choice)  
  •  3/4 cup coarsely shredded carrot  
  •  3/4 cup finely shredded cabbage (preferably savoy or napa)  
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar  
  • Hefty pinch of granulated sugar  
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil  
  • 12 oysters, shucked, reserving the bottom (curvier) shell to serve  


In a medium bowl, whisk together  1/2 cup of the Guinness,  1/2 cup flour and  1/4 teaspoon salt. The batter should have the consistency of a thick pancake batter. If it is thicker than that, add additional beer. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.  

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, cornichons or pickle and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.  

In another small bowl, toss together the carrots, cabbage, vinegar, sugar and a hefty pinch of salt.  

In a large nonstick skillet over medium, heat the oil. Dip the oysters in the additional flour to coat them on all sides. Transfer the coated oyster to a strainer to shake gently to remove excess flour.  

Add the coated oysters to the beer batter. Lift them from the batter, letting the excess batter drip off, then add them to the skillet. Cook until they are golden, about 2 minutes per side, then transfer them to paper towels to drain.  

To serve, put the oysters in the reserved shells, then top each with a bit of the mustard sauce and some of the carrot mixture. Serve either on a platter as hors d’oeuvres, or divide between 4 serving plates. Serve immediately.  

Nutrition information per serving: 200 calories; 60 calories from fat (30 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 5 g protein; 430 mg sodium.


Deconstructed Oyster Po’Boy With Remoulade Dressing

Try a new twist on the Oyster Po’Boy Sandwich….make it into a Salad!ScreenHunter_341 Feb. 23 18.04


Deconstructed Oyster Po’Boy Ingredients

  • 12 fresh oysters, shucked
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into cubes and toasted
  • 1 head ice berg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 creole tomato
  • 2 tablespoons remoulade dressing (recipe below)


  1. –      Coat the oysters with the egg mixture
  2. –      Mix together cornmeal and Cajun seasoningIMG_8902
  3. –      Dip oysters in cornmeal and Cajun seasoning mixture
  4. –      Sauté in olive oil in a heated skillet for about 2 to 3 minutes
  5. –      Drain excess oil
  6. –      Toss together lettuce, toasted French bread, creole tomatoes, and remoulade dressing
  7. –      Place oysters on top and serve

Remoulade Dressing Ingredients

  • ¾ cup light duke mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoonS Dijon
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon vinegar
  • 2 dashes Crystal hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 scallion
  • Salt and pepper to taste


–      Mix together all ingredients


Try Felix’s Deluxe Bloody Mary!

Felix’s Oyster Bar Deluxe Bloody Mary – Follow these instructions!ScreenHunter_342 Feb. 23 18.06


Drink Ingredients

  • 2ounces Absolut Peppar Vodka (unless you prefer a virgin drink)
  • ½ ounce pickled bean juice
  • ½ ounce olive juice
  • ½ ounce Crystal Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 5 ounces Bloody Mary mix (Zing Zang)

Garnish Ingredients

  • 2 pickled green beansIMG_8902
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 olives
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Cajun Spice around the rim
  • 1 Boiled Shrimp
  • 1 raw oyster on the half shell



Felix’s Oyster House Chargrilled and Buffalo Oysters

Have you ever been to Felix’s Oyster House in New Orleans?  If not, I am sharing their recipes for Chargrilled andScreenHunter_340 Feb. 23 18.02 Buffalo Oysters. They are amazing! Enjoy!


Chargrilled Oysters

Ingredients suggested by Felix’s Oyster Bar

Butter Sauce Ingredients

  • 16 ounces liquid margarine
  • 2 ounces 80/20 olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon gran garlic
  • 1 tablespoon gran onion
  • 1tb Italian seasoning
  • 1/4tsp liquid smokeIMG_8902

Bread Crumb Topping Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Italian bread crumbs
  • 8 ounces parmesan cheese

Buffalo Oysters

Ingredients suggested by Felix’s Oyster Bar


  • 4 ounces chargrilled butter sauce (ingredients above)
  • 4 ounces Crystal Hot Sauce
  • 3 ounces bleu cheese crumbles for topping
  • Egg wash and corn flour for frying


Broiled Oysters with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Broiled Oysters with Garlic Breadcrumbs – Simple recipe, easy to make and tasty especially if you love garlic!ScreenHunter_336 Feb. 19 09.34


  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs made from crustless white bread
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 small garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pernod or other anise-flavored liqueur (optional)
  • 12 oysters, freshly shucked and reserved on half shell with juices
  • Lemon wedges


IMG_8902Preheat broiler. Place breadcrumbs in small bowl. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in garlic and Pernod, if desired. Pour butter mixture over breadcrumbs; stir to combine.

Place oysters in their shells on large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over. Broil until crumbs are golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer oysters in shells to plates. Serve with lemon wedges.

Per serving: 79.9 kcal calories, 41.6 % calories from fat, 3.7 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 31.3 mg cholesterol, 5.8 g carbohydrates, 0.2 g dietary fiber, 0.3 g total sugars, 5.7 g net carbohydrates, 5.4 g protein

Celebrate Mardi Gras With Cajun Oyster Pie!

Start Mardi Gras with this tasty treat ~ Cajun Oyster Pie!

IngredientsDSCN0154ScreenHunter_323 Feb. 12 10.03

Original recipe makes 1 – 9 inch pie

Makes  6 servings

 3 thick slices bacon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
18 shucked oysters, drained with liquid reserved
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2 (9 inch) unbaked 9 inch pie crusts


15 mins COOK 30 min READY IN 45 mins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. CookIMG_8932 over medium high heat until evenly brown.
  • Drain bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon grease.
  • Crumble bacon and set aside. Heat bacon grease and vegetable oil over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook until flour is light brown.
  • Slowly whisk in milk and 1 cup reserved oyster liquid.
  • Stir until a thick gravy has formed.
  • Stir in Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning and oysters. Pour mixture into a 9 inch pie shell and cover with top crust.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until crust is golden.

Aw Shucks! Oysters for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day and oysters go hand in hand! Try this incredible recipe for a yummy treat for your “special” someone.  Did you know oysters are traditionally known as an aphrodisiac?

ScreenHunter_320 Feb. 12 09.39Steamed Oysters with Tangerine Peel SauceScreenHunter_324 Feb. 12 10.19

  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Slow cooking time: 25 minutes
  • 24 oysters
  • 1/2 oz. dried tangerine peel
  • 2 dried sour plums
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 or 6 kumquats and cilantro for garnish


  • Clean and shuck the oysters and arrange them on the half shell on two round platters that can fit in two steamers. Be sure to retain as much of the oyster liquor in the half shell as possible during shucking. Keep the oysters refrigerated until ready to steam.
  • Gently simmer the tangerine peel, dried sour plums, minced ginger, soy sauce, wine, sugar and water in a small 1-quart saucepan. Cook for about 15 minutes then cool slightly. Take the sour plum out and scrape the pulp off the pit then set aside. Take the tangerine peel out and mince it into a paste. Return both the sour plum pulp and tangerine peel paste to the liquid. Finally add the vegetable oil to the sauce and keep warm over very low heat. Alternatively you can use a blender to make the sauce being careful to maintain a rough consistency.
  • When ready to serve steam the oysters over boiling water for about three minutes. Do not overcook the oysters. Then cover the oysters with about half teaspoonful of the sauce. Garnish each oyster with a slice of kumquat and a small cilantro leaf. Serve immediately.