Oysters Weemo Recipe by Waterfront Grill

These oysters are famous for a reason.

Oysters Weemo by Waterfront Grill in Monroe.

Oysters Weemo by Waterfront Grill in Monroe.

Overlooking Bayou DeSiard in Monroe, Waterfront Grill is the go-to restaurant for delicious seafood. But don’t expect to find fried or battered fish on the menu. Waterfront Grill focuses on baked, sautéed and grilled dishes, such as their famous Oysters Weemo.

This unique dish features Louisiana Gulf oysters baked to perfection with mushrooms, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and green onions.

Waterfront Grill has been a seafood hot spot of the community since it was first opened in February 1997 by the Weems family. Nowadays, the restaurant is a bit bigger with a larger indoor seating area for large groups and an outdoor deck for a waterfront dining experience. For a taste of their famous house special, visit the Waterfront Grill, or bake it yourself with this recipe from the Weems family.

Ingredients for Oysters Weemo:

  • 1 dozen raw Gulf oysters
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter, melted
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Method of preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Add oysters and butter to a gratin pan or other oven-safe casserole or pan. 
  3. Add Cajun seasoning to taste. Top with sliced mushrooms, chives, Parmesan and breadcrumbs. 
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until mixture is bubbling. Garnish with lemon wedge and serve with hot French bread.

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