This was inspired by a recipe I saw in "The Chesapeake Bay Cookbook". It's a dish prepared frequently around the Bay during winter months. Of course, you're gonna love just the thought of it!
Serves: 2
Prep.Time: 20 minutes
12 fresh shucked oysters
6 tablespoons homemade or commercial barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Dash Tabasco sauce
2 slices smoky bacon, cut into 6 equal pieces -- partially cooked
6 large oyster shells or scallop shells
Lemon wedges and parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place 2 oysters with a little of the liquor into each shell. In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce; spread evenly on top of the oysters. Top each with a piece of bacon; bake 5-6 minutes. Do Not Overcook! Serve 3 shells per person immediately, garnished with wedges of lemon and small sprigs of parsley.

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