Oysters Kilpatrick

Broiled oysters with port and bacon
Broiled oysters with port and bacon
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 20m


  • 1 cup Tawny Port (we used aged 10 yrs)
  • 2 teaspoons (at least) Worcestershire Sauce
  • 16 ounces diced Pancetta
  • 4 dozen shucked Oysters on the half shell
  • Rock Salt
  • Lemons
  • Your favorite hot sauce


  1. Reduce 1 Cup Port to 2/3 cup in saucepan and then add Worcestershire sauce to taste. I like a lot, but you will need at least 2 teaspoons otherwise you will need to call this something other than ‘Oysters Kilpatrick’.
  2. Sauté the diced pancetta and drain off excess oil on paper towels
  3. Cover baking trays in rock salt and place oysters on trays on the half shell.
  4. Top oysters with the pancetta
  5. Spoon some of the sauce reduction on top of each oyster
  6. Broil or grill for not more than 5 minutes
  7. Spoon over any extra sauce that you have
  8. Serve with lemon wedges and your favorite hot sauce!
  9. Best served with a bubbly. *We just recently learned that you can add a little bleach to your dishwasher and wash your oyster shells so you can re-use them. Then, you can buy oysters by the pint and don’t have to shuck them. ** Prosciutto or thick cut bacon would work equally well in this recipe, and would be a good substitute for the pancetta.

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