Oyster dressing (paul & k's recipe)
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Oyster dressing (paul & k's recipe)
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      Title: Oyster dressing (paul & k's recipe)
 Categories: Poultry, Fish
      Yield: 1 Batch
      3 lb Oysters, small to medium;
           -shucked, in their liquor
      4 c  ;Water
    3/4 lb Margarine
      2 tb Margarine
      6 c  Onions; chopped, in all
      4 c  Celery; chopped, in all
      4 c  Bell peppers,green;chopped,
      1 tb Garlic; minced
      1 ts Garlic; minced
      2 c  Scallion; chopped, (tops
      2 c  Parsley, fresh; chopped very
      8 sm Bay leaves
  4 1/2 c  Bread crumbs, very dry
      4 tb Butter, sweet

MMMMM-----------------------SEASONING MIX----------------------------
      2 ts Salt
      2 ts Garlic powder
      2 ts Cayenne pepper
      2 ts Sweet paprika
      2 ts Black pepper
      1 ts Onion powder
      1 ts Dried oregano leaves
      1 ts Dried thyme leaves
  Combine the oysters, oyster liquor, and water; stir and refrigerate at
  least 1 hour.  Strain and reserve the oysters and 4 cups of the oyster
  water separately; refrigerate again until ready to use
  In a medium size bowl, combine the seasoning mix ingredients; mix
  well. Set aside.
  Place 1 stick plus 2 Tablespoosn of the margarine in a heavy 8-quart
  saucepan or large Dutch oven over high heat. When margarine is half
  melted, add 3 cups of the onions, 2 cups of the celery, and 2 cups of
  the bell peppers; saute until onions are well browned, about 30
  minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in 3 tablespoons of the
  seasoning mix and the garlic. Reduce heat to low and cook about 4
  minutes, stirring and scraping pan bottom occasionally.  Add the
  remaining 2 sticks of margarine, 3 cups onions, 2 cups celery and 2
  cups bell peppers, 1 cup of the green onions, 1 cup of the parsley,
  and the bay leaves. Turn heat to high, stirring until margarine is
  melted; cook until vegetables are tender but still a little crunchy,
  about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  Now stir in the reserved 4 cups oyster water and cook about 15
  minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon
  plus 1 teaspoon seasoning mix and enough bread crumbs (start with 4
  cups, but you may need a little more) to make a fairly moist but not
  runny dressing. Remove from heat.
  Drain oysters well and stir them into the dressing. Spoon dressing
  into an ungreased 15x11-inch baking pan (preferably not a non-stick
  type) and bake uncovered in a 350 F oven until well browned, about 1
  hour, stirring only after a dark crust builds (30 to 45 minutes).
  Then remove from oven and stir thoroughly but gently so oysters won't
  break apart, scraping browned parts from pan bottom and sides into
  the mixture. Discard bay leaves.
  Add the butter and the remaining 1 cup green onions and 1 cup parsley,
  stirring well.  Serve as desired.
  NOTE: Be certain to let the dressing cool, then refrigerate it and
  chill it well before using it to stuff fowl.
                                  Paul Prudhomme
                                     per Fred Towner Submitted By

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