Florentine Oysters Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Spinach2 Pound
 Onion1⁄2 Small, minced
 Minced celery1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Minced parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Whole wheat pastry flour1 Tablespoon
 Skim milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Shredded cheddar cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cayenne pepper1 Dash
 Oysters16 Large, well scrubbed
 Parsley sprigs2 (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1319 Calories from Fat 554

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g96.3%

Saturated Fat 31.8 g159.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 469.8 mg

Sodium 1977.7 mg82.4%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.8%

Dietary Fiber 24.6 g98.2%

Sugars 14.7 g

Protein 110 g219.5%

Vitamin A 1812.1% Vitamin C 570.8%

Calcium 159.8% Iron 340.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Rinse the spinach and place in a large saucepan with only the water that clings to the leaves.
Steam just until wilted.
Let cool, then chop.
Place the onions and celery in a medium-size skillet with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.
Add the parsley and stir until wilted.
Remove from heat.
In a small saucepan, melt the remaining butter and stir in the flour.
Cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, then stir in the milk.
Remove from the heat when thickened, then add the cheese and cayenne.
Stir until the cheese is melted.
Combine the spinach, onion mixture, and cheese sauce in a medium-size bowl.
Open the oysters and arrange 16 of the shell halves on a baking sheet.
Place one oyster in each shell.
Top each oyster with some of the cheese and spinach sauce.
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
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