Fried Oysters w/ Italian Pasta Salad

June 14, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Posted in oysters, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, seafood | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Italian Pasta Salad

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 74 degrees and partly sunny out today. After Breakfast I went to Walmart, stopped by a local Lawn and Garden Center, and had the car washed. Mom went back to Church this morning, first time in a couple of months. She was so happy to see all her friends! Not a lot going on, just kicked around the house doing a few things. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Italian Pasta Salad. (Camera stopped working, again. So no plate shot.)

 

As usual I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked Oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained Oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the Oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add Egg-dipped oysters, seal the bag, and then shake.

 

Next, heat the Extra Light Olive Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each Oyster carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from the frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some McCormick’s Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. These are so delicious, golden brown and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

Then to go with the Oysters I prepared an Italian Pasta Salad, made about noon today. It always tastes even better after chilled for a while. A Light and tasty dish that includes Ronzoni Garden Delight Tri Color Rotini Pasta, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Italian Seasoning. Prepared the Pasta according to the box and added all the ingredients and tossed until well mixed. Then refrigerated until ready to use.

 

Boiled the Pasta for 10 minutes and drained it. After it cooled I seasoned and added it with the Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Italian Seasoning. I can’t wait to dig in! Oysters and Italian Pasta Salad makes a good combo! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.


Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
* Available year around
* Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
* Fast and easy to prepare
* High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
* All natural
* Product of USA

Ingredients
Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters
https://www.pacificseafood.com/products/brands/hiltons/

 

 

 

Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta

Trio Italiano from Ronzoni Garden Delight
Trio Italiano is a combination of three shapes in one box: Rotini, Penne & Shells. With three shapes in three colors RONZONI GARDEN DELIGHT Trio Italiano is perfect for showcasing the vegetables in any meal, but is especially appealing in cold salads.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 3g Protein 8g
See more at: https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/3378/TrioItaliano%C2%AE.aspx

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