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
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.
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
After one bite, you will be under the spell of The Duck Dive’s magical Voodoo Tacos. The coastal eatery gives the salmon tacos a kick with a special Sriracha- and Sculpin-based sauce that will surprise and impress taste buds. The unique sauce paired with the refreshing flavors of Napa cabbage and papaya salsa will leave you hungry for more. Celebrate Taco Tuesday the Southern California way. Set the buns and hot dogs aside, and dive into these delicious tacos.
Come enjoy one-of-a-kind desserts and celebrate National Dessert Day October 14th at these eight San Diego restaurants.
If your wish is to finish a hearty, Southern meal with a sugar-coated dessert, head to Brazen BBQ in Hillcrest. Order the Pig Candy Brownie infused with bacon and topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. Thinking of something more traditional? The Peach Cobbler will take you back to your grandma’s kitchen with its rich pastry lining stuffed with refreshing peaches.
Looking for a laidback place to relax and enjoy a refreshing dessert on the beachfront? The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach offers a variety of sweet endings to enjoy, including their Cheesecake Jar-fait layered in fresh strawberries and blueberry jam. Additional indulgences include the Chocolate Lava Cake drenched in warm chocolate with a soft, fudge-filled center and The Tableside S’mores for two or four.
Do you enjoy rich Mexican sweets fused with a twist of San Diego influence? Romesco offers Tijuana’s Border Churros prepared with a dulce leche dip and ice cream on the side. In the mood for something fruity? Try the Seasonal Berry Crepes filled with berry preserves and topped with homemade berry sauce and fresh cream.
Authentic French pastries are waiting to be tasted at Gaslamp’s boulangerie, Le Parfait Paris. This sweetshop offers customers a variety of hand-made French delicacies created by oh-so-French executive chef, Jean Francois Fays. Enjoy the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich prepared with a soft, crunchy exterior and a creamy vanilla center. Or savor the taste of the Tarte Aux Fruits topped with seasonal, hand-picked fruits over an almond-flavored pastry crust.