Chicken a la Grande is the most famous dish at Mosca’s, the iconic roadhouse restaurant on Highway 90 in Avondale on the West Bank of New Orleans. But an Italian pan roast with oysters, Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs named for the restaurant runs a close second.
Mosca’s Style Baked Oysters
1 pint of oysters, drained
1 clove of garlic, chopped coarsely
½ cup chopped Italian parsley
⅓ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Squeeze of lemon
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Layer oysters, garlic, parsley, olive oil, crushed red pepper, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow baking dish. Add a squeeze of lemon over the top.
Place in preheated oven and bake until bread crumbs are toasty and the mixture bubbles beneath, about 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes, uncovered. Serve hot.