If you love oysters and spinach dip, then this Smoked Oyster Rockefeller Dip will be addicting to say the least.
My husband is oyster obsessed. If he sees oysters on the half shell anywhere on the menu, you can bet that he will be ordering a dozen.
His favorite way to eat them is raw with a little horseradish sauce. I like them raw too, but prefer them with a bit of cocktail sauce. Like, good spicy cocktail sauce.
While on one of our dates in 2019, (remember when we could go on dates without worrying about a pandemic?) we saw Oysters Rockefeller on the menu.
If you have never had Oysters Rockefeller, they are baked oysters in the half shell with spinach and parmesan cheese and cream. Oh. My. God. They are good!
Seriously, we had never had anything like them before.
First off, they were covered in cheese. You know that cheese makes everything good.
Second, they were baked! Served warm and fresh, the plate of Rockefeller Oysters was something like we had never had before.
Fast forward to this past week when we were reminiscing about going on dates and eating oysters, I decided to take matters in my own hands and find a dish that would satisfy our Rockefeller oyster craving.
I couldn’t find fresh oysters at my grocery store, but I did find canned smoked oysters. I was skeptical.
Canned seafood can make me suspicious. But I was willing to give it a try as it was less than $1.50 a can.
The smoked oysters were actually VERY delicious straight out of the can! Smokey, flakey cooked oysters that were packed in sunflower oil blew me away as this was my first time having canned oysters.
Now on to making the Smoked Oyster Rockefeller Dip.
We ate the dip hot out of the oven (burning our mouths because we couldn’t wait for it to cool) and cold the next day. I preferred eating it warm, but I would eat it cold if you brought it to me right now while I am typing this out.
Serve this dip with toasted baguettes, garlic crackers, or even pretzels!
My husband and I may or may not have scooped a heaping spoonful onto our baked Salmon for dinner last night. It was sooooooooooo good!