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Chicken and fish recipes are so passé, so why not try something new?

Seems like yesterday when we were all busy deciding our New Year Resolutions and suddenly we find ourselves approaching another year-end. December is here, folks! And you know what's about to follow, right? KICKASS PARTIES, that’s what! 

Parties mean sensational food and amazing company. While I am sure you have your company sorted, I thought of introducing some yummy recipes to jazz up the menu of your house parties. What do I have in mind? Oysters!
Sure, we may be master chefs when it comes to making chicken or fish. But why not impress your guests with this uncommon delicacy? Here are some finger-licking recipes to get you started.

Grilled Oysters
The ingredients for this dish include fresh oysters on the half shell, softened butter, parmesan cheese, parsley, cloves, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, red pepper and hot sauce. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until mixed well. Preheat grill to 450° F. Arrange oysters on the grill and spoon the mixture into each oyster until the edges curl. Wasn’t that easy?


Three-Cheese Baked Oysters
To make this splendid recipe you need fresh oysters, softened cream cheese, white cheddar, bacon, spinach, garlic, red pepper and parmesan cheese. Shuck the oysters (Just YouTube it. It’s easy-peasy). In a bowl, add the softened cream cheese, chopped spinach, white cheddar, red pepper and garlic and mix well. Place a dollop of cheese filling over each oyster and use parmesan cheese to sprinkle the tops. Bake in an oven at 450° F for 8 to 10 minutes.


Broiled Gulf Oysters 
This simple recipe requires shucked Gulf oysters, Worcestershire sauce, grated parmesan, ground pepper, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs and butter. Preheat the broiler and keep the oven rack about 3 inches from the top of the oven. Toss the breadcrumbs with Worcestershire sauce, parmesan, lemon juice, parsley and garlic. Melt the butter and pour it over this mixture and toss. Place the mixture evenly between the oysters and transfer to the baking dish. Broil until the edges of the oysters begin to curl and the crumbs turn golden.  

Oysters Rockefeller
For this recipe, you need fresh oysters in the shell, onion, butter, fresh spinach, cheese, lemon juice, pepper and kosher salt. Shuck oysters and set aside the bottom shell. Saute the onion in a large skillet and app spinach until cooked. Remove from the heat and mix cheese, pepper and lemon juice. Take a baking pan and spread kosher salt into it. Now, place oyster shells into the salt and lightly place one oyster on each shell. Top with the spinach mixture and bake at 450° F for 6 to 8 minutes. 



So, what are you waiting for? Try out these yummy recipes and while you do, don’t forget to pair them up with a glass of Talisker which goes exceptionally well with seafood.