Chef Bob’s inaugural Sunday Supper debuted Rockpit Rockefeller Oysters featuring event partner, Rockpit Brewing‘s beer. Because oysters are a huge fan favorite at my events, I created this spin on the classic Oysters Rockefeller. By introducing a new flavor profile by poaching the oysters in beer before topping and finishing in the traditional style of Rockefeller, it creates layers of complimentary flavors.
Tips for Selecting Great Oysters
One of the secrets to making Rockpit Rockefeller great is picking the right oysters. Lombardi’s Seafood in Winter Park, Florida offers numerous varieties, including access to boutique oysters. Start with the freshest oysters possible from a good, reliable source like Lombardi’s. Chesapeake Oysters are my preferred variety for this dish. Because these oysters have good flavor on their own, and their meat takes on and compliments the beer during the poaching process very nicely, they are really the star of this recipe.
The Right Beer for the Job
Rockpit Rockefeller Oysters turn out best with a nice Pale Ale. In this recipe, I used Rockpit Brewing’s SoDo Blondin and was really pleased with the flavor – so much so, this recipe took it’s name from Rockpit! Try to source a local, craft brewery Pale Ale if possible. Craft breweries are popping up all over these days, making it easier to find small batch brews. If you have good beer and fresh oysters, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!
Rockpit Rockefeller Oysters Recipe
Without further ado, here is my spin on Oyster Rockefeller with Pale Ale poached Chesapeake Oysters. Please enjoy this easy, yet extremely delicious way to serve oysters at your next gathering – or be “shellfish” and keep them all to yourself! No judgement from me!
Lobster Smoked Gouda Mac Recipe
Grab the best recipe for Lobster Smoked Gouda Mac from Chef Bob’s inaugural Sunday Supper. This hearty mac ‘n cheese won’t disappoint – have a little lobster with your mac!
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About Chef Bob Aungst
Chef Bob Aungst handcrafts culinary experiences for lovers of food and spirits. He’s based in Central Florida, and travels worldwide to serve celebrities, political leaders, professional athletes, VIPs, and luxury brands at large and small special events.
Chef Bob’s Sunday Supper is a live broadcast pairing culinary demos of speciality and gourmet ingredients with premium alcoholic beverages and spirits. Guests in the live audience experience the ultimate culinary adventure, culminating in a feast featuring the ingredients from the demonstrations. Those tuning in through the livestream enjoy access to professional level culinary education.