I think I deserve to relax for the rest of the night!
For the past week, I have been undertaking a personal challenge in the kitchen. Essentially on my own at home (peace at last!), I have set the challenge of trying to clear out the freezer. I am not going to buy any meat but instead go through the freezer and thaw out what I can find. I can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, but I want to keep new purchases to a minimum and also try to make use of what I have in the pantry.
Sazzy's Bun Bo Hue
Dad was home tonight and I also made him some. It's very rare that either Mum or Dad eat my cooking, so I did feel a sense of pride when Dad asked if there was anymore after he polished off his bowl.
I found a dozen oysters in the freezer last night and thawed them out overnight. Since they've been frozen for quite some time, I'm not going to eat them 'el naturale'. I noticed that one of the oysters had a second oyster formed on its shell. It was closed and so I didn't think of shucking it open. Instead, I rinsed the grit from each oyster.
A few moments later, I noticed that this second oyster on the shell had opened up and there was indeed a small oyster in it! Score! I got a baker's dozen of oysters! What a lovely surprise =)
I found some bacon in the freezer and sliced it up. I added tomato sauce, bbq sauce and worcestershire sauce and spooned a bit of this mixture onto each oyster. I baked them in the oven for between five to ten minutes.