Grilled Oysters with Creamy Spinach

This is really easy and elegant. Have your fishmonger open the oysters, or do it yourself.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 dozen large oysters, freshly opened
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen creamed spinach, defrosted
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces


  • Place the oysters on a metal tray. Sprinkle each oyster with lemon juice.
  • Fry the bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Mix the bacon bits with the defrosted spinach in a bowl and add nutmeg. Spoon some spinach on each oyster, add black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  • Set grill to high heat. Dot each oyster with butter. Grill until the oysters sizzle and the topping is golden.