The recipe creation is credited to metrodotel Julius Keller of the Little Casino Hotel in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
According to legend, in 1917, a guest of the hotel really wanted some special dish and a resourceful meter offered to bake shellfish with bacon, pepper and breadcrumbs. However, then it was some other shellfish in Rhode Island, and later there was a New Orleans version with oysters.
According to Merrill Schindler, a journalist, gastronomic critic and author of books about American cuisine, in the early 20th century every restaurant that wanted to become famous invented its own recipe for baking shellfish. Many of these recipes have long been forgotten, but everyone still knows about Rockefeller oysters and Casino shellfish.
☑️ Shalot bow
☑️ Bulgarian pepper
☑️ Lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 180°
- Open the oysters. Place the oysters in the shells on a baking tray in a layer of sea salt so that they do not fall on your side.
- Add diced shallots, bell peppers, bacon and parsley to each shell to taste. Season with crushed garlic and freshly ground black pepper
- Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and sprinkle with lemon juice.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes and serve hot.
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