Preparation / Directions:
Heat a 1-inch layer of rock salt in pans and arrange oysters in the half shell over the salt. Broil under moderate heat until edges begin to curl.
Prepare sauce: Chop first 5 ingredients very fine. Add remaining ingredients and heat to boiling. Pour sauce over each oyster, return pan to oven to brown the sauce slightly and serve at once, serving each guest a pan full of oysters. The salt is used to keep the oysters hot and to hold them upright.
BAKED OYSTERS AND BACON: Omit all ingredients above except oysters, bacon, parsley, salt and pepper. Season each oyster and cover with minced bacon and parsley. Broil as above.