I am a real party animal, house parties, to be exact. Nothing beats sharing hearty laughs and intimate conversation with your closest friends in a cozy environment. The truth is, I approach house parties with the same mix of excitement and apprehension you might feel before a first date—what if my home looks messy? What if I get an elaborate menu planned, and then they cancel at the last minute? And obviously you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard… To ease off the pressure of hosting a house party, every hostess should have a few quick, easy recipes up her sleeve for any event on the calendar.
Made this very simple dish with the leftover miso from last week, this serves as a great snack or party appetizer, taking next to no time or effort to do. Add this dish to your arsenal and you won’t regret it, I promise!
- ½ Dozen oysters
- ¼ Onion (minced)
- 1 cup Japanese mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon miso
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Paprika (for garnishing)
- Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
- In a small bowl, combine the miso and mayonnaise into a smooth paste; set aside.
- Heat up butter in a small skillet over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, sauté the minced onion until they turn transparent.
- Divide the onion evenly into shells and top off thickly with the miso-mayonnaise mixture, make sure to completely cover everything in the shell with the mixture.
- Place oysters in the oven on the top rack and bake for 20-25 minutes. The tops should be a nice dark brown when done.
- Remove oysters from the oven, garnish with paprika and serve!