Apr 8, 2024, 10:11 PM IST

Baked Oysters Recipe

Kelly Robinson

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1. Preheat the Oven 

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Make sure it's fully preheated before you start baking. 

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2. Prepare the Oysters 

Rinse the fresh oysters under cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Carefully shuck the oysters, ensuring not to spill the juices inside the shell. Place the shucked oysters on a baking dish or tray lined with rock salt or crumpled foil to keep them stable. 

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3. Prepare the Topping 

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add finely minced garlic to the melted butter and sauté for a minute until fragrant. Then, remove the saucepan from heat. 

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4. Assemble the Topping 

In a mixing bowl, combine breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Pour the garlic butter mixture over the breadcrumbs and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything until well combined. 

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5. Top the Oysters 

Spoon a small amount of the breadcrumb mixture onto each shucked oyster, covering the meat evenly. Make sure not to overload the shells, as you want the oysters to cook evenly and not overflow. 

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6. Bake the Oysters  

Place the baking dish with the topped oysters in the preheated oven. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the oysters are cooked through. Be careful not to overcook the oysters, as they can become tough and rubbery. 

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7. Serve 

Once baked, remove the oysters from the oven and let them cool slightly for a minute or two. Serve the baked oysters hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley and lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the oysters. 

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8. Enjoy 

Serve the delicious baked oysters immediately as an appetizer or part of a seafood feast. They pair wonderfully with a glass of chilled white wine or your favorite dipping sauce. Bon appétit! 

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