Spaghetti with Smoked Oysters in red sauce = Ridiculously Delicious

What ever possessed me to look up a recipe for smoked oysters and red sauce turned out to be inspired.  This recipe is terrific. To date it stands out as the best sauce recipe that I have tried in, well, maybe ever. (Truly.)

This recipe calls for liquid smoke, which Richard uses and I recognized. Dear reader for more information or to purchase liquid smoke click 

Colgin is the family in Texas that developed and to this day sells liquid smoke.

Serve with garlic or cheese toast and green salad and share with someone special. This is spicy and laced with subtle exotic-ness. Retrieved December 10, 2013


2 pints fresh oysters

1 (16oz.) can italian chopped tomatoes

1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce

1/3 cup chopped parsley

2 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon cracked pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon


½ teaspoon cilantro

1 tablespoon olive oil

juice from oysters

4 cups cooked spaghetti ( 8 oz. uncooked)

½ cup grated cheese
¼ cup dry sherry


In saucepan combine tomatos, tomato sauce, oil, garlic, basil, oregano, smoke, salt and pepper bring to boil, simmer for 30 minutes when sauce thickens add the oysters and cook for 5 minutes, add sherry, in another saucepan cook spaghetti until done, drain and run under cold water, put on 4 plates and cover with sauce, top with grated cheese. Sauce could be prepared the day before.

 2 quart saucepan

Notes: I may have used too much salt, but the combination of herbs smells delicious.  I used one large clove of garlic instead of the garlic powder. Also substituted 2008 chianti for sherry.  The kinds of basils used were sweet and purple, which were purchased at the end of summer and dried at home.  When crushed, the aroma of summer comes wafting back in the middle of winter.  Purple basil has a slightly peppery flavor.

Sorry no photo as ravenous hunger took over …darn that’s good eatin’.

Time to Prepare: 1 Hour

Number of Servings: 4

Calories Per Serving: 333

Nutritional Information:

Fat Grams: 10

Sodium Milligrams: 465

Cholesterol Milligrams: 40


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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1 Response to Spaghetti with Smoked Oysters in red sauce = Ridiculously Delicious

  1. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir
    Par des mots simples

    Je viens déposer sur ton blog

    Quelques mots de bonheur et te donner de le joie en cette fin de semaine
    Vois-tu je t’ emmène sur des chemins

    Je les ai tracé pour toi principalement

    Sur ces chemins j’ai découvert
    Une pétale de rose pour effacer ta peine
    Un sourire d’enfant contre une larme
    Des mots que je dis à ceux que j’apprécie
    Dont tu fais réellement

    je te souhaite un bonne journée ou soirée

    gros bisous


    Je tire ma révérence LOL tu me troubles que j’en perds mon équilibre

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