Angels on Horseback

The classic bacon-wrapped oyster appetizer.


  • 1 pint oysters
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley


  1. Drain oysters. Cut each bacon strip in half.
  2. Place one oyster on a half strip of bacon. Sprinkle with a little of each seasoning, and some of the chopped parsley. Roll the bacon around the oyster and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place in a sheet pan, and bake in a very hot oven, 450 degrees F, for about 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and oyster is done.
  4. Remove toothpicks before serving, and serve immediately.
John’s motto is ‘release it unharmed or do it justice on the plate.’ Executive Chef, photographer, and surfer, John photographs ocean marine life when he’s out fishing, and creates masterpieces in the kitchen with what he keeps on deck. His photo works have been used in OEHHA Fish Advisories, National Geographic presentations, and nonprofit marine life groups. When he’s not fishing, he’s making great BBQ. Visit him at, and send him a message using the contact form using the link above.