Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

Fresh oysters on the half shell coated in cream, spinach and cheese for an unbelievable flavor that is sure to wow your guests.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil divided use
  • 1/2 whole small diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach
  • 24 whole shucked oysters on the half shell oysters and shells divided
  • 1/4 cup chardonnay wine
  • ½ ounce julienne prosciutto ham
  • 2 ounces shredded asiago cheese
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Preheat the broiler to high heat. In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, caramelize the onions and garlic. Once brown add in the cream, turn the heat down to medium and reduce until the cream is the consistency of Alfredo sauce.
  • Once the heavy cream is to the desired consistency add in the baby spinach and cook until mixed in and slightly wilted. Season the mixture with salt and cracked black pepper. Set pan aside.
  • In a separate medium sauté pan on medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil add in the raw oysters (without the shell) and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes to slightly cook. Add the Chardonnay wine to deglaze the pan while you sauté the oysters for a further 2 minutes.
  • Place the oyster shells on a sheet pan that you’ve lined with parchment paper and divide the cooked oysters amongst the shells. There should be 1 oyster for 1 shell.
  • Top each oyster with a little bit of the cream-baby spinach mixture followed up with julienne prosciutto ham and shredded Parmesan cheese. Note: Simply divide all the ingredients between the oysters.
  • Broil the pan of oysters in the oven on high for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • To Plate: Remove oysters and shells from the pan and add to a tray along with lemon slices.