Baked Oysters and Spinach

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs fresh spinach, rinsed well and left wet
  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fine dry breadcrumb
  • 1 quart shucked fresh oyster
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill


  1. Place the spinach in a large saucepan, cover, and steam over moderate heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain the spinach, refresh under cold water, squeeze dry, and chop finely.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. In a large skillet, heat half the butter, add the onion, and sauté over moderate heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add the spinach, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cream.
  6. Stir well and cook over moderate heat for about 2 minutes, stirring in a few bread crumbs if necessary to thicken the mixture.
  7. Add the oysters and dill and stir well.
  8. Spoon the mixture into a well-buttered baking dish, sprinkle the top with bread crumbs, dot with the remaining butter, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

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