Baked Oysters: Chowder in a Shell


  • 1/2 cup onion small dice
  • 1/2 cup leek small dice
  • 1/2 cup celery small dice
  • 1/2 cup dry wine
  • 1-1/2 cups cream
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed toasted and ground
  • fork crushed potato
  • bread crumbs
  • chopped bacon reserve bacon fat for cooking the vegetables
  • chives chopped finely
  • salt


  • Sweat the vegetables till crisp/tender in the bacon fat. Add wine and reduce till dry. Add the cream and reduce. add the salt and fennel seed, stir until completely incorporated.
  • To assemble: oyster, 1⁄2 teaspoon potato, 1 tablespoon chowder cream, bacon, breadcrumbs, bake at 450°F for 5 minutes. Garnish oysters with freshly chopped chives.
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