WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina.
Brian and Lisa are halfway through their month of recipes inspired by the North Carolina coast. This week’s recipe comes from Hunter Dipsey of Raleigh whose father owned Neptune Galley, a seafood restaurant in Raleigh. To make these delicious appetizers, start by splitting a dozen N.C. oysters in half and place them on a baking sheet. Then, drizzle a mixture of melted butter and garlic over the oysters and broil them for 3-5 minutes. In the last minute, top each oyster with a piece of cooked bacon. When finished, you can serve the oysters with cocktail sauce, lemons, horseradish or saltine crackers.
Oysters are ready for harvest along the N.C. coast. For the best quality local seafood, make sure you buy in season. You can find other seafood currently in season by using the seafood availability chart created by the North Carolina Sea Grant.