We were first introduced to this baked oyster combination at our favorite beach-side restaurant in Pensacola Beach called Peg Leg Pete’s. The restaurant has a great vibe with an open air patio, nautical paraphernalia hanging on the ceiling, an extensive cocktail list, and oysters cooked eleven different ways. Their version is called Spicy Lafitte's and they are delicious. There are many reasons to go to Pensacola Beach and Peg Leg’s is certainly one of those.
Back to the oysters. This is a super easy recipe with a delicious reward. Shuck the oysters. Mix up the four ingredients.
Bake. Enjoy! It’s that simple.
1 dozen oysters
1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, grated
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, chopped
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
Preheat oven to 450°F
Combine the cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and Creole seasoning. Distribute evenly over the oysters. Bake in the oven for ten minutes until cheese is melted and oysters are steamy.
Note: My RV oven does not have a broiler so baking at a high temperature is my only option. You certainly could use a broiler, just decrease the cooking time.