Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Oysters Rockefeller

Hollandaise Sauce:


2 table cider vinegar

3 egg yoks

8 oz warm clarified butter


Simmer some water in a sauce pot.  Put the vinegar in a heat proof bowl that fits like a double boiler into the sauce pot.  When warm, add the egg yolks and whisk constantly until the egg yolks are creamy, light and tripled in volume.  Remove from the heat and gradually add the butter, still whisking constantly until all the butter is emulsified into the yolks.  Adjust the flavor with additional lemon juice, salt and pepper.


Saute 2 cups of spinach with some clarified butter, salt and pepper, and lemon juice until the spinach is wilted but not soggy.

Cook oysters on a grill or in the oven until the tops open a little on their own.  Remove the tops of the oysters.

Place some warm spinach mixture on the oyster and top with hollandaise sauce


Recipe and Food Styling by Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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