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March 23, 2013

Smoked Bacon Oysters

By Worker Bee
67 Comments

Smoked Bacon OystersSmoked Bacon Oysters are crispy little morsels of pure pleasure, an addictive snack and appetizer, or a tasty breakfast side for scrambled eggs.

The flavor of bacon dominates (never a bad thing). Smoked oysters add a sweet and smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the salty bacon. The texture is also perfect: crispy bacon and a creamy melt-in-your-mouth oyster middle.

This recipe can potentially serve 4 as an appetizer, but only if you have enough willpower not to pop half of them in your own mouth right out of the oven.

Serves: 4, as a light appetizer

Time in the Kitchen: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 2 tins smoked oysters* (3 ounces/85 grams each)
  • 8 strips of bacon (12 ounces/340 g)

* When buying smoked oysters, look for brands packed in olive oil rather than cottonseed or other oils.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400º F (204 ºC).

Drain the oil from the oysters.

Wrap each oyster in a single layer of bacon. If some oysters are especially small, wrap up two of them together.

To wrap the oysters set an oyster on the end of a piece of bacon. Roll the strip of bacon once so it wraps the oyster in a single layer. Use a toothpick to secure the bacon around the oyster. Use scissors (the easiest way) or a knife to cut the wrapped oyster off from the remaining bacon strip. One strip of bacon will wrap about 3 oysters.

Roll Bacon

Set the wrapped oysters on a broiler pan.

(A broiler pan works better than a regular pan because the grease will drip through the holes to the pan below. In a regular pan, the grease pools around the oysters, making them greasier and less crispy. If you don’t have a broiler pan, you can bake the oysters on a cooling rack set on a rimmed sheet pan.)

Bake the oysters for about 20 minutes, until the bacon is crisp.

These bacon wrapped oysters taste best right out of the oven, but are still tasty at room temperature.

Smoked Bacon Oysters

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Nick
3 years 6 months ago

Never been a huge fan of oysters, however if the flavor of bacon “dominates” as stated, I will more then likely grow to love them. Sounds very appealing next to some scrambled eggs too I must say.

bjjcaveman
3 years 6 months ago

mmmmmmmm bacon… again… too bad for the allergy to shellfish!

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

I weep for you.

Grokesque
Grokesque
3 years 6 months ago

These look yum! I can manage to eat cooked oysters, but can’t yet face them raw so these look good for me! I don’t think I’ve ever seen them smoked and in a tin though.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

Missing out! Try a shallot and white wine vinaigrette on the half shell. There are numerous ways to prep oysters on the half shell. This past winter I baked some with a butternut squash purée with crumpled bacon bits. Total food boner.

Catherine H
Catherine H
3 years 6 months ago

Awesome idea!

Dread Pirate Rogers
Dread Pirate Rogers
3 years 6 months ago

Fiun Fact- These are also known as Angels on Horseback. They’re even better if you spritz them with some lemon or lime right after they come out of the broiler. If you change the oysters for prunes, you’ve got Devils on Horseback. Well, basically, most Devils on Horseback recipes are more complex, with some sort of liquid either as a marinade for the prunes or as a cooking liquid, and usually a stuffing of some sort for the prune.

Lindsey
Lindsey
3 years 6 months ago

Thank you for this! I want to make them now just so I can tell people what they are called.

Pure Hapa
Pure Hapa
3 years 6 months ago

I like the bacon-wrapped dates version – addicting. I haven’t tried them with prunes…

Chica
Chica
3 years 6 months ago

Have you tried dates stuffed with blue cheese and broiled. Divinely sinful for dairy tolerant folks!

Kaylee
Kaylee
3 years 6 months ago

Oooh, I’m so trying these, they sound delicious!

Clint W
Clint W
3 years 6 months ago

What a great idea! This is happening this weekend!!

PaleoDentist
3 years 6 months ago

can’t find smoked oysters anywhere. I think there is a recall on them

Luke DePron
3 years 6 months ago

I’m 90 percent sure I saw some at trader joes next to the tuna and sardines last time I was there.

barb
barb
3 years 6 months ago

I can never find them in anything but cottonseed or canola oil.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

If anyone vacations to the lovely PNW, go to the peninsula, go to walmart or Fred Meyers for a weekend clamming/oyster license, arm your self with a shucker, a 6 pack of beer (rinse the oyster and improves the ability to locate anything), some hot sauce, and venture out at low tide. That is good eating.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

I was associate the PNW with the Olympic Peninsula. Sorry Oregon and eastern WA.

Nocona
Nocona
3 years 6 months ago

Really now, just wrap bacon around anything and you are good to go. Bananas, avocado, brussel sprouts?

Heather
Heather
3 years 6 months ago
I am with you here! Sadly all the smoked oysters sold here , in Australia,are made in China, and I won’t eat anything from China, particularly bottom feeders such as prawns or filter feeders such as oysters. Many years ago when I was visiting Japan, I used to love eating asparagus wrapped in bacon. The asparagus was cut into inch and a half segments, wrapped in very thinly sliced bacon, 3 were lined up side by side and run through with 2 skewers and then grilled. They were delicious, could also be that they were some of the few things… Read more »
Paleo in Asia
Paleo in Asia
3 years 6 months ago

Actually, there is a great online store in the US that has incredibly cheap shipping to where I live in NE Asia. And free shipping to folks in the US, I think. You can go to their website, iHerb.com and type in oysters in the search box.

It includes excellent quality smoked oysters packed in olive oil like Mark suggests.

Also, they will give you a $10 discount on your first order with them (BUT only the first order) if you use this code:
coc920

I’m going to make some of these today. Yum.

PrimalGrandma
PrimalGrandma
3 years 6 months ago

you forgot to mention that the use of the code you provided gets those using the code a discount but also provides YOU a financial bonus (I know as I order form iherb all the time and also have a personal code number)

If this had been my post I would at least have divulged that info—

Paleo in Asia
Paleo in Asia
3 years 6 months ago

… and especially asparagus!!!

Paleo in Asia
Paleo in Asia
3 years 6 months ago

I meant to make that ( … ) an addition to Nocona’s post but it ended up being several posts away. So, I’ll try referencing this way . . .

Nocona said,
“Really now, just wrap bacon around anything and you are good to go. Bananas, avocado, brussel sprouts?”

Paleo in Asia says, “… and especially asparagus!!! ”

Ps. I really like your avatar, Nocoma. It may inspire me to look for one in a similar vein (…or cave).

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

aka “Hadley grass”. UMASS Amherst represent!

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

Perhaps the only type of grass I did not smoke while at UMASS.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 6 months ago

Now that Bill Clinton is vegan, I bet he inhales “Hadley Grass”!

JennF
JennF
3 years 6 months ago

Get out! I should have known that Paleo Ron Burgundy went to UMass Amherst. Fellow grad and now employee here!

Sondra Rose
3 years 6 months ago

Love it! Great way to combine two of my fave nutrient-dense foods.

ajb
ajb
3 years 6 months ago

I just made this – and it’s the first time I’ve eaten smoked oysters where I’ve actually liked what I was eating (more accurately, liked the bacon they were wrapped in 🙂 ). Also quick and simple.

Candy
Candy
3 years 6 months ago

They had been recalled, but I just checked amazon- they’re on sale again (in olive oil). YAY!!!

Raquel
Raquel
3 years 6 months ago

Crown Prince Royal Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil. Bought them at Trader Joes on Thursday for less than $3 a tin.

Paul N
Paul N
3 years 6 months ago

For a real flavour kick, add some Worcestershire sauce to them.

This, of course is then a smoked oyster version of Oysters Kilpatrick, which is fresh oysters in the half shell, with bacon and Worcestershire sauce, grilled under an overhead grill. Truly the best way to have oysters in the half shell.

Chica
Chica
3 years 6 months ago

Perhaps. My vote goes to raw with lemon and Tabasco.

Catherine H
Catherine H
3 years 6 months ago

Raw, with the ocean air, some lime and a shot of Jose Cuervo…

Hillary
3 years 6 months ago

That looks really good!

ginger-eight
ginger-eight
3 years 6 months ago

I make the same thing with water chestnuts in bacon – so delicious! g

Nikki Ledford
3 years 6 months ago

I love those little oysters in a can! The addition of bacon is blowing my mind right now. So good. Must go make now.

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LisaL
LisaL
3 years 6 months ago

YES! I’ve been wanting oysters but had no idea what to do with them. AWESOME! Next shopping trip I’m totally getting some!

Carol
3 years 6 months ago

I’ve tried grilled scallops rolled in bacon, they are sooo delicious. As soon as I get my hand on some oysters I will try this recipe. Thanks for the inspiration Mark.

Dave
3 years 6 months ago

Really cool. Never would have thought to combine bacon and oyster. Sounds really delicious – and I never can stop with just a few “appetizers” 🙂

John
3 years 6 months ago

Smoked Bacon Oysters!

These are worth sacrificing the diet for, I would definitely add garlic though. a sprinkle of fresh crushed garlic on top before you put it in the oven would make this even better!

Now the diet is blown anyways I would enjoy these with a glass of white wine.

– John

Max Sebring
3 years 6 months ago

Wow! I will definitely try these Smoked Bacon Oysters! My kids will surely love these appetizers. 😀 Thanks for sharing!

Jess
3 years 6 months ago

That is sheer genius.

I love anything wrapped in bacon. I don’t know why I never thought of oysters. Gotta try this at our next BBQ.

mike
3 years 6 months ago

I tried this recipe last night but wrapped some shrimp and squid in addition to the oysters. It was delicious. The squid was a little chewy but the shrimp and oysters were a nice combo with the bacon!

mars
mars
3 years 6 months ago

This is so perfect for the easter party we’re heading to next weekend.. thanks!

Jen
3 years 6 months ago

Any recipe that has bacon in it is a winner in my book!

Andrew
Andrew
3 years 6 months ago
Did these on the grill vs. the broiler. Cooked them on the grate for awhile, then transferred to the top rack instead so they didn’t burn; this allowed them to smoke and cook the rest of the way through. The consistency of the bacon was perfect; crisp on the outside, more chewy inside. The oysters were…not so good. Tried these using the “Geisha” brand from Publix. Made in China. Terrible. There were none in anything other than cottonseed oil, so maybe some non-Chinese oysters in olive oil would be better. Until then, I’ll stick with doing these with bacon wrapped… Read more »
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Dani
3 years 5 months ago

Oysters are my favorite food. I have a trillion of these lil’ packs of oysters to eat as a snack. This recipe is genius.

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joanna
2 years 5 months ago

i gotta hand it to you. these are INSANE. i just ate the entire batch for breakfast after my workout. it was the best breakfast ever!!!

Rick
Rick
2 years 16 days ago

Come to Louisana we get them fresh & cook em on open fire on half shell u will eat like a pig jojo then work out like a horse!

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SO good! My kiddo just ate 6 of them for dinner. 🙂

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