Bell Pepper Oysters


I made a pig of myself at Mantra and ordered half a dozen oysters, and it made me think of a simple oyster dish you can make at home. Oysters are plentiful and cheap in Pattaya. You can buy a bottle of shelled oysters at your local fish market for around B. 100. This recipe calls for the oysters to be baked at 450 degrees, so no worries about eating raw oysters either.

Cooking Method

Put a layer of rock salt along the bottom of a baking dish. Embed the 24 oyster shells on the rock salt and now place the oysters on the shells (if small, put more than one in the shell). In a small mixing bowl, cream butter; blend in onion, parsley, and green pepper. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and add salt and black pepper to taste. Spoon butter mixture on to oysters and top each with a small piece of the partially cooked bacon. Bake at 450 degrees until bacon is crisp and oysters have curled at the edges. Serve with additional lemon juice.

Ingredients serves 4
24 oysters and 24 shells
Butter 1 cup
Chopped onions ½ cup
Chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup
Green bell pepper finely chopped 2 tbspns
Bacon, partially cooked, cut in quarters 6 strips
Rock salt
Fresh lemon juice
Salt and cracked black pepper