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Thousands of slaves were employed on the shores of the English Channel, gathering oysters for Roman tables. So prized were they that the Romans paid for them by their weight in gold.
½ cu butter
3 cloves garlic, finely minced1
small bunch parsley or cilantro, chopped
African hot sauce or Piri Piri sauce or Tabasco sauce, to taste
½ cu white wine
Salt, pepper and red pepper, to taste
2-3 doz fresh oysters, cleaned and left on the half shell
Sauce: melt butter in saucepan; add garlic & parsley; sauté a few minutes; add hot sauce, wine, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
Arrange oysters on a baking sheet over crumbled foil or bed of coarse salt.
Drizzle a spoonful of sauce over each oyster.
Bake oysters for 6 – 8 minutes in 350F oven or BBQ.
Serve immediately with lemon wedges and remaining hot sauce.
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