Recipe By Anonymous
Published Sep 22nd
Oysters Rockefeller
Prep 30m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 24 oysters Calories 148.2

A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 24 unopened, fresh, live medium oysters
  • 1 ½ cups cooked spinach
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon anise flavored liqueur
  • 4 cups kosher salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. 2 Clean oysters and place in a large stockpot. Pour in enough water to cover oysters; bring the water and oysters to a boil. Remove from heat and drain and cool oysters. When cooled break the top shell off of each oyster.
  3. 3 Using a food processor, chop the bacon, spinach, bread crumbs, green onions, and parsley. Add the salt, hot sauce, olive oil and anise-flavored liqueur and process until finely chopped but not pureed, about 10 seconds.
  4. 4 Arrange the oysters in their half shells on a pan with kosher salt. Spoon some of the spinach mixture on each oyster. Bake 10 minutes until cooked through, then change the oven's setting to broil and broil until browned on top. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 148.2
  • Carbohydrate 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol 18.9 mg
  • Fat 8.9 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sodium 61097.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.4 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe contains the full amount of the salt oysters are baked over. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.


  1. I had high hopes for this after making it I understand why it didn't make it. Not enough Pernod no garlic and no Parmesan cheese. There are better recipes out there. I was looking for a restaurant style taste.
  2. You have no idea how FANTASTIC this recipe is. I didn't follow the measurements to TEE. I omitted the bacon bits, parsely and the anise liquor. Adding garlic butter, onion, lemon, romano and parmasean cheese. I first boiled the oysters with 1 bottle of beer and the rest with water making sure to cover the - Read more ...
  3. We made these with fresh oysters from Chincoteague Island. Loved them! They were a little time-consuming but worth it! I used a bigger than normal dash of hot sauce but that's because I really like it.
  4. I used this recipe for New Year Eve with couples for good luck in the aphrodisiac department for the upcoming year. It was fantastic! The toppings were sooo good just by themselves! I added a tiny bit of gorgonzola on top just before broiling which we loved!
  5. As a new younger cook I was a bit nervous to make these but have made these the past two christmas eves. My family enjoys them so much that I've created a new christmas eve tradition and a good cooking reputation for myself! I do also add a bit of cheese to the top before - Read more ...
  6. My boyfriend just returned from a fishing trip to B.C. He brought back oysters knowing how much I love seafood. But not too many as he wasn't sure if he was going to like them. Sweet as he is...but safe. LOL!! We brought up a recipe on our favorite site...All Recipes and came up with - Read more ...
  7. really good recipe. i had already shucked oysters but sauteed the spinach and green onions in the bacon grease then stirred in the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. will definitely make again!
  8. Followed the recipe and they came out really good. Added a pinch of jack cheese on the top melted in well. Will have these again.They were easy to make.
  9. This is an amazing recipe. Perfect in everyway. I used "Pernod" that I bought to cook food from recipes I got on a cruise ship.(27.00 a bottle) I was thrilled I had this anise flavored alcohol for this recipe. I had everything on the recipe but oysters in the shell. I used a glass of - Read more ...
  10. My husband has had me searching everywhere for a recipe for Oysters Rockefller that tastes like the ones he gets at The Parson's Table (his favorite "fancy" restaurant). He said this is it! The recipe is super simple, the longest part of preparation is opening the oysters! He ate 6 & we froze the other - Read more ...