• 36 oysters, shucked, on the half shell
  • 2 cups spinach, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 bell pepper, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/4 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 lemons quartered for garnsih
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to tate


Preheat oven to high broil. In a bowl combine and mix together the spinach, bell pepper, bacon, cheeses, parsley, hot sauce, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper, if needed. Place one tablespoon or so of the spinach mixture on top of each oyster and top with a touch of panko. Place on a sheet pan and put under the broiler for two or three minutes. The cooking process will happen rather quickly, so observe the whole time. Oysters will start to curl around the edges and the filling will be golden and bubbly. Remove and serve warm with quartered lemons.

Yields 6 services

Recipe courtesy Fresh from Florida