These Oyster Plates can be found at Aubergine Antiques.
Fairhope Antiquery has a large selection of Oyster plates, including these on the wall.
In our family, if we don't eat them raw, we usually like to grill or smoke our oysters in a casual outdoors setting and eat them as an appetizer while waiting on the main course - which is usually fish.
Here's a recipe for my favorite non-outdoor, fire-involving baked oysters.
Fairhope Supply Co. Baked Oysters
1 stick salted butter
1 fresh head of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 c. Parmesan Cheese, grated
Cayenne Pepper - to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 dozen oysters on the half shell or 1 pint pre-shucked oysters
Drain or shuck oysters, covering them in olive oil. Melt butter with garlic and Worcestershire Sauce over low heat, stirring until garlic is cooked through. Pour this mixture over oysters. Mix breadcrumbs with Cayenne Pepper and coat each oyster with crumbs. Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese and oregano over top and bake either in shells or in a casserole dish without shells at 400° for 12-15 minutes.
Serve with lemon wedges.
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