Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bacon makes anything taste great!

DH and I had some family and friends over for dinner last weekend. My father-in-love and his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s niece all came to the house on Saturday night for food and fellowship. My FIL loves oysters so my DH wanted to make some oysters wrapped in bacon for an appetizer.

I am not a big fan of oysters. I think they are slimy and gross looking. After confirming that DH would be making that appetizer I put “oysters” on my shopping list.

Don’t they look yummy? You can’t tell from the picture but that oyster on the top of the jar is spinning around uncontrollably! EEWWWW

After DH rinsed out the oysters thoroughly and got the grit out of them he got out the bacon and sliced it in half. Then he took one large oyster or two smallish oysters and placed it like so:

Then he wrapped the bacon around the oyster and put a toothpick through the middle.

The toothpick serves two purposes. One is to hold it all together and the other is to enable easy turning on the grill.

I am proud to say I did the last row of oysters on the cookie sheet! They aren’t so slimy…ok, they are, but I was able to get over it. : )

Then my grill master husband put them all on the grill. That’s a fish pan you see under the majority of the oysters. That comes in handy when we want to grill a nice flaky fish and the grates on the grill are too harsh for the tender fish.

Then when the bacon is fully cooked, the oysters are done too.

Drain them on a paper towel or two and then eat them while they are hot!

I have to admit it, I think I may have been converted! I don’t like them raw and they feel slimy, but they sure taste great wrapped in bacon and grilled!! Of course, everything tastes better with bacon.

Even Spaz the cat thinks so.


Rean's DH said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Oysters... Even though it was my idea to make them and I've had them before, I have to say that they were VERY tasty! Can't wait to have them again. In fact, as I look at the pics I'm thinking I might have to go to the store... :-) I'm out of oysters!

Mary said...

Oh boy, those do look very yummy.

I think Dh could make a second income by being a hand model.

Jodi said...

I'm with you, Rean; my hubby loves raw oysters. Ugh - let's just say the appeal is not there for me. But I must say those bacon wrapped, *cooked* babies are looking mighty fine! and Me thinks Spaz might like them ~~ even raw and slimy ~ lol!

Amy ~ said...

Coming out of Lurkville....

My Dh and I say the same thing....Everything tastes better with Bacon!!!!

This post made me laugh~Thanks for sharing~

Haley said...

Those look really good! Even though i can't eat shellfish I find them tempting! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


In Pursuit of His Call said...

What a great idea!!! I once ordered oysters during a company dinner not realizing I'd get them raw. I just couldn't do it, even with tons of hot sauce. My reflexes just wouldn't let me swallow those slimy things and I nearly threw up during this company dinner. I haven't touched an oyster since. This idea may put my foot in the door again to eating oysters.


I have loved fried oysters since I was a small girl. Now, oysters girlled wrapped in bacon, I am going to have to try that, it looked delicious. I don't mind the slime at all. My husband used to wouldn't even look at one and now he loves them. Good eating. connie from Texas