Citizens, TFD is exceptionally fond of a wide range of cooked oyster recipes – this classic of the Big Easy (aka New Orleans) is one of my all-time favorites! For those TFD Citizens of the Jewish faith, congratulations! You have just found what is quite possibly the most treyf (non-kosher) recipe on Earth, laden as it is with Bacon, Butter, Cream, Oysters, Cheese *and* Shrimp, all together in one forbidden (but delicious!) recipe! 😉
Count Arnaud Cazaname of Arnaud’s Restaurant claimed creation of this dish, his was a recreation of the one he first tasted at Antoine’s, created by Chef Auguste Michel.
It is named in honor of Jean de Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, who in 1718, with the help of eighty French exiles, set up a colony near the mouth of the Mississippi river, called La Nouvelle Orleans; now New Orleans. He was also an early Louisiana governor, although he is most well known for being the namesake for this dish.
My version of this classic recipe is based closely on the version served at the equally classic Arnaud’s Restaurant in New Orleans! I use the classic sherry instead of their choice of brandy, add a touch of bacon and have chosen to aromatize the rock salt with a diverse range of herbs and spices that truly perfumes the final dish!
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