Oysters Rockefeller Dip is THE BEST SPINACH DIP for oyster lovers. Super creamy and full of flavor, this dip tastes great on toasted baguette. Makes an elegant holiday appetizer.
At our house, some type of oyster recipe is a must during the holiday season. Scroll down for more oyster recipes.
Oysters Rockefeller dates back to the 1800s where it originated at Antoine’s restaurant in New Orleans. It is said that one customer exclaimed “This is as rich as a Rockefeller!” Oysters Rockefeller typically are made up of butter, spinach, parsley, breadcrumbs, and Pernod.
Pernod is an anise-flavored liqueur and it adds a distinctive taste. But it is very expensive and I don’t recommend buying it just to make this dip. It will taste perfectly delicious without it.
Cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream form a super creamy base for this dip. Parmesan cheese, TABASCO sauce, lemon juice, green onions, and Worcestershire sauce add just the right amount of flavor without overpowering the flavor of the oysters and spinach.
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Oysters Rockefeller Dip
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 12 ounces shucked oysters, drained
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry in paper towels
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon TABASCO sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Pernod liqueur, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a small casserole dish.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add oysetrs and cook for just a minute or two to get them about halfway cooked. Remove from heat.
- Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix together with a wooden spoon or a hand-held mixer.
- Add spinach, green onions, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, TABASCO sauce, black pepper, and Pernod.
- Add oysters, chopping them in half if they are large. Gently stir everything together.
- Transfer mixture to prepared casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
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