This recipe calls for shucked oysters. You’ll find it much more convenient to buy them already shucked, of course.
Drain and dry oysters. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir until blended. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup oyster liquid and cream. Add salt, paprika, mustard and pepper. Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Reduce heat and add cooked mushrooms, lemon juice, Worcestershire and oysters. Heat, stirring until edges of oysters begin to curl, but do not boil. Place in individual shells or ramekins. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and paprika.
Broil about 4 inches from heat until lightly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Contributed by Joyce Taylor