Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lily's Steamed Oysters - a weekend recipe

Lily, my former mother-in-law was a church-going lady and I don’t think a drop of liquor ever crossed her lips. Still, she loved to cook and she loved to entertain. When members of her large family dropped by, (an everyday occurrence) she would often steam up a batch of oysters. Here is her simple, yet wonderful recipe. You can check out more of Lily's recipes in Lily's Little Cajun Cookbook at Smashwords.

Lily’s Steamed Oysters


• 4 doz. Oysters

• 1 Tbsp. butter

• Salt and pepper to taste

• Dash cayenne


Drain the oysters in their shells and put them in a bamboo steamer over a pot of boiling water. Cover and steam for ten minutes. Place in a hot dish and season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Serve with drawn butter sauce and eat while very hot to enjoy the entire flavor.


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