RECIPE: Oysters Rockefeller

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January 10th is National Oysters Rockefeller Day, and San Diego’s neighborhood beach lounge and eatery, The Duck Dive serves up a delicious twist on this classic appetizer. Known for their food menu of coastal favorites andquintessential American dishes, refreshing craft cocktail list and overall laidback, beach-bar vibe, The Duck Dive is the spot to be in Pacific Beach.  If you can’t make it in to celebrate National Oysters Rockefeller Day, enjoying this tasty and simple dish at home using a recipe straight from The Duck Dive.

Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

Recipe Courtesy of The Duck Dive

Makes 6 oysters


  • 6 oysters
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 6 small shrimp
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of chipotle peppers
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 oz. chopped spinach
  • 6 slices of pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 whole lemon, for garnish


Shuck oysters and bake them in a 350 degrees oven for 5 minutes.

In a sauce pan, add butter and shrimp.

Add cream, peppers, and salt and pepper.  Stir for 3 minutes.

Add spinach.

Remove oysters from oven and add the sauce from the sauce pan

Layer pepper jack cheese on top of oysters. Add bread crumbs, and bake for 5 more minutes

Garnish with lemon.