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 www.colgins.com
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.
http://www.colgin.com/recipes/?p=290 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
COLGIN NATURAL HICKORY LIQUID SMOKE
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.
Utensils: 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
Fat Grams: 10
Sodium Milligrams: 465
Cholesterol Milligrams: 40