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Baked Oysters with Mushrooms

Baked Oysters with Mushrooms
The earthy umami flavor of mushrooms is a natural pairing with oysters

25 Oysters (Buy here)
1 medium sweet onion or 2-3 shallots
6 oz mushrooms chopped (feel free to use whatever type of mushroom you are fond of)
3 cloves garlic, crushed or finely diced
4 Tbsp Butter
 Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese cut into 25 2 inch long strips. 
1. preheat oven to 425
2. Open 25 oysters and place them on a baking sheet. You can use kosher or rock salt in a 1/4 inch layer to steady the oysters.  
2. Melt butter in a saute or frying pan, add onion and saute under medium heat until the onion begins to brown being careful not to burn the butter, add mushrooms & garlic saute until mushrooms are cooked and remove from heat. 
3. Top oysters with a spoonful of the mushroom onion mixture, then a piece of the cheese.
4. Bake at 425 for approximately 10 until cheese has melted with some browning on the edges. 
5. Remove from oven, let cool for 2-3 minutes and serve.  

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