Friday, June 11, 2010

Bacon wrapped Oysters

So I know I have been wrapping a lot of things with bacon lately and frankly I make no apologies :-) I really think that bacon should be a staple in your diet. Assuming you buy sugar free, nitrate free bacon, it has great fats and is so tasty! This recipe is great for appetizers or side dish. It is rich, creamy yet crunchy and has a very unexpected taste. You really cannot go wrong.

4 pieces of Bacon
8 Oysters (I used canned)
2 tablespoons Cream cheese
2 tablespoons Goat cheese
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

In a small bowl add cream cheese and goat cheese. Place bowl in the microwave for a few seconds-- just long enough so it is soft and can be mixed easily. Add crushed garlic, salt and pepper into the cheese mixture. Lay bacon on a cutting board and cut each piece in half. On one end of the bacon place a dollop of cheese mixture, then add an oyster to the top. Carefully wrap the bacon around the cheese/ oyster dollop and secure with a tooth pick. Place all wraps on a cookie sheet and back at 375 for 15 minutes. If you like your bacon crunchy broil the wraps for a few minutes before removing from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes then serve. These also keep well in the fridge if you would like to make them in advance. ENJOY!