Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Dinner!

New Year's Eve Dinner: wheat germ and herb crusted baked oysters with a jalapeno dipping sauce served with sauteed oyster mushrooms and lemon-garlic white asparagus... Yummy healthy eats!

Wheat germ and herb crusted baked oysters

Recipe (Serves 2):

8 ounces shucked oysters (4-6 jumbo oysters)
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In one bowl, mix together wheat germ, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian herb seasoning to create a breading mixture. In another bowl, whisk together the two egg whites. Once the shucked oysters are drained, coat each oyster in egg whites followed by the breading mixture. Arrange coated oysters on a baking sheet. Bake oysters for 15 minutes, or until crispy golden brown.

They came out so delicious! Crispy, crunchy, and flaky on the outside--- warm, soft, and tender on the inside. Paired with a spicy jalapeno dipping sauce, I was in healthy eats heaven tonight! I'm ringing in the New Year right--- are you?