Oysters Rockefeller

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  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons raw spinach, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons celery, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons onion, chopped fine
  • 5 cups fine dry bread crumbs
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pernod or anisette
  • 36 oysters on the half shell
  • Rock salt


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in all ingredients except oysters and rock salt. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 15 minutes.
  2. Work through a sieve or food mill and set aside.
  3. Make a layer of rock salt in pie tins and place oysters on top. Put a teaspoonful of the vegetable mixture on each oyster.
  4. Broil under a preheated 400 degrees F broiler 3 to 5 minutes or until topping begins to brown.
  5. Serve immediately in the pie tins.

Serves 6.