Making Oysters Rockefeller At Home Like A Pro

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A holiday feast isn’t ready without a stunning appetizer. And oyster dishes take every holiday feast to another level. Oyster recipes are often easy to make, and that’s perfect during the hectic holiday season because, frankly, nobody likes to spend the whole day in the kitchen.  

There are many different ways to prepare oyster dishes, and one of the most remarkable ways is to prepare Oysters Rockefeller. Yes, you can have a fine dining Oyster Rockefeller experience in your home; you have to believe in yourself and follow our instructions. 

The recipe we planned to share with you is perfect for any occasion, especially New Year’s Eve. Your guests will love it, and you as well, and you’ll feel like a true pro chef after making these.  

If you wonder how to prepare oysters, you should know that baked oysters are easy to make, and you shouldn’t be intimidated by them. Relax, channel your inner creativity, and prepare to make the best holiday appetizer you have ever made.  

What Kind of Dish Is Oysters Rockefeller? 

Oysters Rockefeller is one of the most famous and most delicious oyster dishes.

It’s an easy oyster recipe where the oysters are topped with a buttery sauce, spinach or herbs, breadcrumbs, and additional aromatics. 

This oyster recipe originates from New Orleans, and many believe it was named Rockefeller after the business magnate because this is one of the richest oyster dishes.   

What Ingredients Are Essential for a Good Oyster Rockefeller?

Many oyster recipes exist, but our fine dining Oyster Rockefeller recipe calls for unique ingredients. The ingredients are still simple, fresh, and easily accessible, so you shouldn’t worry about that.  

You’ll need: 

  • Raw Fresh Oysters 
  • Unsalted Butter 
  • Shallot  
  • Garlic 
  • Sea Salt  
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper 
  • Fresh Spinach 
  • Grated Parmesan 
  • Vermouth 
  • Breadcrumbs 
  • Lemon Juice 

How to Prepare Oysters Rockefeller 

For your baked oysters, you’ll need to shuck the oysters from the shell and save one-half of the shell. 

A great pro tip if you don’t know how to prepare oysters, and this is your first time, try finding oysters that are already shucked so that you don’t have to bother with that. 

You should also make the topping with the ingredients we mentioned separately in a skillet. And assemble everything before baking. We can say that this is one of the best oyster recipes with confidence. 


  • 24 raw oysters 
  • 1/3 unsalted butter 
  • 1 small shallot 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach 
  • ¼ cup of grated Parmesan 
  • 3 tbsp Vermouth 
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs 
  • 4 lemon wedges 


  • Preheat your oven to 400F.  
  • Shuck the oysters if you haven’t found the ones that are already shucked, and place them on a baking sheet in their half shell.  
  • In a large skillet, add ¼ of the unsalted butter, let it melt, and add minced shallots. Stir frequently, and sauté it for 4 minutes. Add the finely minced garlic and sauté everything together for a minute more.  
  • Chop the spinach finely and add it to shallots and garlic; stir everything. Add the Vermouth, and cook until the spinach is done. Add the grated Parmesan cheese, and stir everything well. 
  • In another saucepan, melt the butter that’s left, and add the breadcrumbs to it. Be careful not to burn the breadcrumbs, so stir frequently. 
  • Add the mix of spinach and Parmesan on top of the oysters, and sprinkle with buttery breadcrumbs.  
  • Bake everything for a maximum of 10 minutes, depending on your oven. 
  • Serve with lemon wedges, and enjoy! 

With this recipe, you’ll impress anyone, so you have to try it. If you are still not confident in making it alone, but you would like to try this dish, you are lucky. You need to call us, book a reservation at Glass & Vine, and leave the rest up to you. We promise you; you’ll not leave our restaurant disappointed.