• Tommy Centola

Baked Oysters Casino from Brennan’s

Updated: Jan 4

Brennan’s had 2 baked oyster dishes on their menu, Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Casino. Brennan’s Oyster Casino was nothing like Clams Casino that you find on the East Coast. Clams Casino are a baked stuffed clam along the lines of Oysters Mocsa, but not as flavorful. Brennan’s Oysters Casino is made with bacon and a cocktail sauce, which is the way some people eat raw oysters minus the bacon.

48 Oysters in their shell

12 strips of Bacon, lightly cooked and cut into 4 pieces

3 cups Cocktail Sauce (see below)

Rock Salt

Preheat oven to 475 degrees

Using an oyster knife, pry open the oyster shell, then remove the oyster. Discard the top shells; scrub and dry the bottom shells. Drain the oysters. Line eight pans or ovenproof trays with a layer of rock salt about an inch deep. Arrange six oyster shells in each pan, then return the oysters to their shells. Top each oyster with a piece of bacon.

Bake the oysters in the oven for three minutes, then remove them from the oven and top each with 1 tablespoon cocktail sauce. Return the oysters to the oven and cook until bubbling hot, about 5 minutes.

Serve each person one tray of oysters.

COCKTAIL SAUCE

2 cups Ketchup

1 cup prepared Chili Sauce

2 1/2 tablespoons Horseradish

1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, chili sauce, and horseradish. Stir in the lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Chill for at least 2 hours prior to serving.

This sauce will keep, covered for 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!!!

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