Thanksgiving Dish: Oyster Dressing

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – Let’s throw oysters in the dressing! Thanksgiving Dish With a Twist courtesy of Chef Eric Cook of GRIS GRIS! Oyster dressing!

Follow the recipe below to recreate this tasty dish for your Thanksgiving spread!


LOCATION: 1800 Magazine St


Oyster Peacemaker Dressing

8 strips bacon- chopped

1 cup onions-diced

1/2 cup bell peppers-diced

1/2 cup celery-diced

2 cloves garlic-minced

2 pints oysters-drained (reserve liquid)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3 green onions-sliced

1 tbsp parsley-finely chopped

1 loaf day old French bread-torn into large pieces

Creole seasoning



1-In a large pan, render bacon over low heat until crispy. Turn heat to medium-high add onions, bell peppers and celery and cook until soft.


2-add garlic and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.


3-add reserved oyster liquor to pan along with heavy cream. Season with creole seasoning. Allow to simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add oysters.


4-add bread a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.


5-add parmesan, green onions and parsley. Check seasoning once more, adding more if desired.


6-place in pan and serve, or cool and heat in oven when needed.



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