Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Oysters have long been considered as a Sex food or if you prefer a very effective aphrodisiac. Dated back to the early second century AD, in a satire by a Roman poet, Juvenal, he described how women acted so lewdly after having some wine and giant oysters! What makes oysters such a popular aphrodisiac is the fact that these slimy mollusks contain a high level of zinc. Zinc deficiency, as nutritionists point out, can cause impotence in men. Any food rich in zinc, therefore, has a beneficial effect on the libido.
Baked Oysters with Eggplants
2 medium eggplants
20 - 30 oysters, drained
8 - 10 slices bacon
3 large onions, chopped
8 tablespoons butter
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
salt and ground black pepper
Put eggplants in a shallow baking dish and bake at 400º for about 35 minutes.
Set aside until cool.
Saute chopped onions in a skillet with 3 tablespoons of butter.
Fry bacon in another skillet until crisp.
Peel the cooked eggplants and cut into small cubes, about 1 inch each. Mix with the sauteed onions.
Crumble the bacon into the eggplant mixture. Then add oysters, salt, pepper and ½ cup of bread crumbs.
Melt the rest of the butter in a saucepan.
Divide the eggplant/oyster mixture into 4 portions and put each portion in a baking dish.
Pour the melted butter and sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs on each portion.
Place all 4 baking dishes on a baking sheet and bake at 425º for about 20 minutes.

Oyster Recipes
Oysters in Blankets
2 cans smoked oysters
Bacon strips
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
Wrap a bacon slice around each oyster and pin it with a toothpick.
Heat oil in a skillet. Add garlic.
Add the wrapped oysters and cook until the bacon is crisp.

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