Oysters Tomales


No...I don't mean tamales, the Mexican food . Tomales is a town and a bay out in West Marin, north of San Francisco (about 60 miles). My family was among the first residents of Tomales in the 1860s. When I was young there were many oyster beds in the bay...now very few, but very good. Hog Island Oyster Company produces delicious oysters. This recipe is a my interpretation of a recipe that is a favorite in Marin County homes and restaurants.

What you will need

2 dozen medium or large oysters (at least 6 for each person)

1 lb baby spinach, washed and dryed

1 tbs butter (for sauteeing spinach)

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tbs garlic (minced)

1/2 cup grated gruyere (loose )

2 tbs fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup brandy

2 tbs green onions (fine chop) with a little of the green part

pepper to taste


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