Throwing a Super Bowl party? As a favor to your guests who want to eat more than delivery pizza, we’ve tracked down some of the best chefs in America and asked them to spill their favorite crowd-pleasing, game day recipes. Everything is delicious, simple to prepare, and pairs great with a beer.
Josh Capon, executive chef and partner of Lure Fishbar in New York City and Miami, B&B Winepub, El Toro Blanco, and Bowery Meat Company, makes broiled oysters for parties. “These oysters are inspired by one of my favorite spots, Drago’s in New Orleans,” he says. “They’re super easy and absolutely delicious.” He says they can be made a day before and left in the fridge. “I have a serious Super Bowl party every year and like to pace the food,” he says. “I put out some snacks during the pre-game, something after the first quarter, and then lay out the big spread at halftime. Broiled oysters are perfect for during the pre-game or could be a huge hit after the first quarter.”
1 lb. butter, soft
¼ cup black pepper
½ cup garlic, minced
½ cup Romano cheese, grated
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. white pepper
¼ cup parsley, chopped
1/8 cup lemon juice
2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- Mix all ingredients except oysters in a bowl and let the butter mixture sit at room temperature for an hour.
- Shuck oysters and set aside; be sure to remove all shells.
- Top each oyster with a enough room temperature butter mixture to cover the oyster. Place in fridge until ready to cook.
- When ready to cook, turn on the broiler in your oven. Arrange the oysters on a sheet pan so they don’t overlap. Cook until golden brown and avoid burning. When the oysters are golden brown and bubbling, they are done (about 5 to 6 minutes).
- Place on a platter and top each oyster with some chopped parsley. Serve with half a lemon.
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