Nova Scotia Oysters Rockefeller

Nova Scotia Oysters Rockefeller

We live in a province with exceptional oysters. Nova Scotia boast numerous oysters farms along our shores, and the colder months are the ideal time to have them at their peak. Nova Scotia Oysters Rockefeller, which is just another way to describe an oyster that has been baked with a garnish, is a delicious introduction to oysters for those who might be wary of eating them raw. Once baked they become firm and rich, making for a delicious appetizer paired with a glass of Tidal Bay or a martini.


12 Nova Scotia oysters, shucked
1/3 cup tomato, diced
1/4 cup white breadcrumbs or panko
3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
pinch salt & pepper
1/3 cup old cheddar, finely grated


  1. Turn oven on to low broil with top rack ⅓ from the top.
  2. To make the oyster topping, combine tomato, breadcrumb, parsley, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set the grated cheese aside.
  3. Shuck the twelve oysters, and place them on a baking sheet in their bottom half shell.
  4. Place a heaping teaspoon of the mixture on each oyster, then sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese and mixture has just started to get golden. Serve immediately

Serves 4

Recipe provided by: Jessica Emin, @thejessicaemin

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