No Fuss Rockefeller Oysters

No Fuss Rockefeller Oysters

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Serves 4

  • 12 Reese Specialty Foods Large Smoked Oysters
  • 4 oz. pancetta, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. chopped Calabrian chilis
  • 2 Tbsp. Champagne*
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, lightly packed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. flat-leafed parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. crème fraiche
  • Fresh ground pepper**
  • 1/3 cup Grana Padano, grated
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. DaVinci olive oil

*This could absolutely be substituted with dry white wine.
**A note about salt. The cheese and pancetta lent enough salt to the recipe but taste as you go and use your own discretion.

Serving Suggestions:
  • Lemon wedges
  • Hot sauce
  • Fresh chopped parsley


By: Christine @C.R.A.V.I.N.G.S

A modern take on a classic recipe with spinach, parsley, crème fraiche, Calabrian chilis, pancetta, and champagne!

1. Place oysters in a mesh sieve over a bowl. Set aside in the fridge to drain while prepping the topping.
2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
3. In a medium pan, cook pancetta until crispy. Set aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.
4. Drain the pancetta grease form the pan, add butter and shallot and sauté for about 3-5 minutes, until tender.
5. Add in garlic, Calabrian chilis and cook another minute more.
6. Deglaze the pan with champagne and add in spinach and parsley and cook another 3-5 minutes.
7. Turn off the heat and stir in crème fraiche, ½ of the pancetta and season with black pepper.
8. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, olive oil, and the rest of the pancetta in a small bowl and toss to combine. Place oysters in ceramic oyster shells and place on a baking sheet.
9. Top each oyster with a spoonful of the spinach mixture, and some of the breadcrumbs.
10. Bake until breadcrumbs are golden and cheese is melted, about 7-10 minutes.11. Serve hot with fresh parsley, hot sauce, lemon wedges, and a glass of champagne!