Grilled Oysters with a Bacon & Blue Cheese Crumb

I love September. It’s the time of year that the Mother Nature presents her bounty! Apples, blackberries, cabbages, chillies, damsons, elderberries, juniper berries, kale, wild mushrooms, pears, peppers, pumpkins, sweetcorn, red grouse, goose, crayfish, shellfish & Oysters!
This is a Great time of year for Irish Oysters!
Mmmmm Oysters! Fresh from the sea, they taste like your mouth just jumped into the Atlantic Ocean (off the Pier in Mountcharles) on New Years Day!
Some folks aren’t too sure about swallowing down these tasty fruits of the sea in their natural state, so here is a simple but delicious recipe for a grilled oyster dish. You can use these as a lunch or as a starter course if you have company around.

Opening an Oyster – See Here
My Ingredients:12 oysters
3 slices smoked streaky bacon
50g Irish Blue cheese
50g white breadcrumbs


My Method:1.Grill your bacon under a fast heat and set aside.
2. Wash the oysters with a scrubbing brush.
3. To open them: use an oyster knife or a small, thick, pointed (but blunt) knife. Holding the oyster, flat side up, in a thick cloth to protect your hand – insert the knife at the hinge of the oyster. Push and twist the knife so as to break the hinge open. Slide the knife across the inside of the top shell to cut the muscle. Discard the top shell.
4. Slide your knife under the oyster and cut the bottom muscle to loosen it completely from the shell. Arrange them on your serving plate.
5. Slice the cooked bacon into thin slivers and put a little over each oyster. Crumble the cheese over each one and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over them all.
6. Grill or bake in a pre-heated oven (180* C) for 1 minute and serve immediately
mmmmmm! Delicious!

About - Zack Gallagher

Chef. Zack Gallagher. @IrishFoodGuide on Twitter. News about Food, Food Producers, Chefs and Irish Food Tourism, in Ireland. Food and Food Tourism Marketing at @IrishFoodTour. Irish Food Blogger and Journalist. Food Ambassador at @Failte_Ireland. Judge @BlasNahEireann Irish Food Awards #WildAtlanticWay
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