oysters with bacon & pine nut crumb




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Oysters are a favourite at Tangleby, and this is one of our most popular ways to cook them. You will need a fair amount of rock salt to line the tray.


For the oysters with bacon & pine nut crumb

  • 24 fresh oysters with shells to cook in and serve
  • ½ cup finely diced bacon
  • 1 clove garlic — crushed
  • 2 slices sourdough or white bread
  • 40g butter — diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste


For the oysters with bacon & pine nut crumb

  • Preheat the oven to 210°C grill (190°C fan grill). Place rock salt on a baking tray so the oysters will sit upright in the shells.
  • Sauté the bacon and garlic in a pan for 1–2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Blitz the bread, butter, parmesan and 1 tablespoon of the pine nuts in a food processor until the mixture resembles a crumb.
  • Stir in the bacon and garlic, the chives and the remaining pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top the oysters with the crumb mixture and arrange them on the prepared tray.
  • Place under the grill for 4–5 minutes or until golden.