Classic Seafood Recipes & Fish Recipes

Shellfish Recipes: Clams, Crab, Lobster, Oysters, Scallops & Shrimp



(Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, 1896)

    1 pint oysters.
    1/4 cup butter.
    1/4 cup flour.
    1/4 cup milk.
    Yolk 1 egg.
    1/2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley.
    1/2 teaspoon salt.
    Few grains cayenne.
    1 teaspoon lemon juice.
    Buttered cracker crumbs.

Clean, drain, and slightly chop oysters.
Make a sauce of butter, flour, and milk; add egg yolk, seasonings, and oysters.
Arrange buttered scallop shells in a dripping-pan, half fill with mixture, cover with buttered crumbs, and bake twelve to fifteen minutes in a hot oven.
Deep oyster shells may be used in place of scallop shells.



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