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Oyster Loaf | La Mediatrice | The “Peacemaker”

Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Creole/Nola
Keyword baguette, bread, oyster, recipe, seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 baguette

Ingredients

  • 1 each French baguette
  • 2 lb oysters shucked
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste, depends on saltiness of oysters
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chili sauce e.g., Sriracha, Lousiana, etc., adjust to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

for oyster loaf

  • Take delicate French loaves of bread and cut off, lengthwise, the upper portion. Dig the crumbs out of the center of each piece, leaving the sides and bottom like square box. Brush each corner of the box and the bottom with melted butter, and place in a quick oven (425F) to brown.
    Baguette: Brushed with Melted Butter Before Roasting in the Oven
  • Fill with broiled or creamed oysters. Cover with each other and serve.
    Oyster Loaf | La Mediatrice "Peacemaker"

for creamed oysters

  • Strain oysters, reserve the oyster liquor.
  • In a heavy saucepan, bring reserved oyster liquor to simmer, season it with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring. The goal is to cook it down and let it thicken.
  • Add oysters, Worcestershire sauce, and hot chili sauce and cook for about 2 minutes. Oysters will release more juice. Do not overcook them! Strain them again and return the concentrated oyster stock back into the saucepan.
  • Add cream and cook the sauce down to thicken for another 2-3 minutes, simmering and stirring. Taste and adjust seasoning. Turn the heat off and combine with oysters. Fill the toasted baguette halves and serve warm.
    Oyster Loaf | La Mediatrice "Peacemaker"