2 dozen Florida oysters, shucked and on the half shell
2 cups Florida spinach, cooked and squeezed dry
1 Florida bell pepper (any color), diced small
3-4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
1 lemon, juiced
2 lemons, quartered for garnish
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to high broil. In a bowl combine and mix together the spinach, bell pepper, bacon, cheeses, parsley, hot sauce and lemon juice. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper, if needed. Evenly place one tablespoon or so of the spinach mixture on top of each oyster. Place on a sheet pan and put under the broiler for two or three minutes. The cooking process will happen rather quickly, so observe the whole time. Oysters will start to curl around the edges and filling will be golden and bubbly. Remove and serve warm with quartered lemons.
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