Oysters Bienville

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Oysters Bienville

Oysters Bienville is a traditional dish in New Orleans cuisine of baked oysters in a shrimp sauce.[1] It is served at some of the city's renowned restaurants, originating at Arnaud's. Ingredients include shrimp, mushrooms, bell peppers, sherry, a roux with butter, Parmesan cheese and other lighter cheese, as well as bread crumbs.[2][3] The oysters are baked in the shell or can be made in a small casserole dish or au gratin dish.[2] The dish was named for Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (1680–1767), French governor of Louisiana and founder of New Orleans.

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  1. ^ Tucker, S. (2009). New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories. University Press of Mississippi. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-60473-127-9.
  2. ^ a b "Oysters Bienville". Nomenu.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  3. ^ Meyer, A.L.; Vann, J.M. (2008). The Appetizer Atlas: A World of Small Bites. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 36–37. ISBN 978-0-544-17738-3. Retrieved November 8, 2015.