The Wellfleet Shellfishermen's Farmers Market will be back in the Fall. In the meantime, please patronize our market sponsor Cape Tip Seafood in Truro or Orleans or Holbrook Oyster in Eastham for Wellfleet's finest shellfish.

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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