Oysters Casino

Appetizers > Seafood/Fish

12 large oysters
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 to 6 drops Tabasco

If your Oysters are have no oyster shell, just place each oyster meat on the baking dish. Shuck the oysters, discarding any liquid. Wash and dry 12 of the oyster shells. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium skillet fry bacon until partially cooked. Add onion, celery, and green pepper and cook until tender. Add lemon juice, salt, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Arrange oysters either in or out of their shells and place on a baking sheet. Divide bacon mixture evenly over oysters. Bake in a 375 degree hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of oysters begin to curl and topping is brown. Serve immediately. YIELD: 2 Servings