Mim's Oyster Dressing Recipe • Seafood Nutrition Partnership


3 slices thick bacon or pork belly
8 Tbsp. salted sweet cream butter
6 dozen oysters (preferably in their water)
11 cups of stale French bread, cubed
1 bunch of green onions, tops separated
1 large onion
2 stalks celery
1 small bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
1/4 lb. ground lean pork
1/4 lb. ground lean beef
1 egg, beaten
Unseasoned bread crumbs
Treat your family to something special this holiday season with this delicious oyster dressing recipe!


1.Preheat oven to 350 ° degrees
2.In a large bottom pot, cook bacon crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 Tbsp of bacon drippings in pot. Add and melt 2 Tbsp. of butter. Add drained oysters and cook until they begin to curl. Remove pot from heat. Set aside. Pour juice from oyster mix over stale bread cubes. Allow bread to soak up all the oyster juice. The bread mixture should be wet, but not too soggy. You may need to add additional oyster juice or substitute chicken stock. Cut oysters in pieces and set aside
3.In large pan, melt 4 Tbsp. of butter. Saute’ the white portion of green onion, onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic until transparent. Add ground pork and beef. Cook meat thoroughly, but not brown. Add bread cube mixture. Simmer over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the oysters and green onion tops. Mix well
4.Remove from heat and quickly stir in beaten egg
5.Spray The Oyster Bed with non-stick spray. Pour stuffing mixture over The Oyster Bed or spoon into individual wells, if crispier servings are preferred. Top with bread crumbs. Melt remaining butter and dot each well. Bake at 350° degrees until brown and bubbly

We’re all for twists on traditional dishes, such as Thanksgiving dressing, especially when seafood is involved! Mim’s Oyster Dressing is a fourth-generation recipe that has stood the test of time and discerning palettes. Her great grandparents were involved in a seafood and oyster packing business in New Orleans. Their family was fortunate to have access to an abundance of large & salty oysters, which led to the creation of this recipe. Learn more here and make this a holiday staple for you and your family!

Enjoy this recipe for oyster dressing by Oyster Bed and don’t forget to Eat Seafood America!

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