Like a heat-seeking missile, his gaze burns her from across the room. Tall, blond and muscular, he's perfect. They meet and start to fall in love when Cyndia Simmons discovers the awful truth. Todd Whitlow is a Sheriff's Deputy and she doesn't date men in law enforcement. Ever!
24 Large Chesapeake Bay oysters, raw in shells
1 large red bell pepper
1 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lime juice
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 cup grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp. Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1 lemon sliced
1 package of favorite crackers or Melba toast
1 bottle of Pully-Fuisse, chilled
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
First, scrub and wash oysters thoroughly.
While oven heats, prepare the dipping sauce. Wash red bell pepper and slice into large pieces. In a blender, pulse red pepper pieces, olive oil, lime juice, chopped parsley, and grated Romano cheese together. Set aside for dipping the cooked oysters, crackers, and toast.
Cook the oysters:
Line baking tray with aluminum foil and place the washed oysters in it. No need to open the oysters or struggle with an oyster knife. They will open all on their own inside the hot oven, making them easy to access afterward.
Bake about 10 minutes. Once they open their little mouths, they are ready to eat.
Remove top shells (Careful! They will be hot.) Garnish quickly with lemon slices and serve with oyster forks. They are all ready to eat, just remove them from the half-shell and dip them in the sauce, or sprinkle with lemon juice, before eating.
Serve with wine and crackers or toast.
Makes 2 Servings.