Broiled Oysters on the Half Shell

Guaranteed to be devoured

Here is a simple way to enjoy fresh oysters if someone prefers them cooked and someone else prefers them raw. If you do not know how to shuck an oyster go here. If you do not have an oyster knife any very stiff dull knife with a good point will work. I use an old butter knife.

This recipe works for about 6-8 small oysters. Adjust ingredients for more or less.

Broiled Oysters

  • 8 live oysters
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 green onions diced fine
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 4 tbsp grated romano
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp pepper flakes

Shuck oysters retaining all juice and large deeper side of shell. In a shallow roastin pan fill bottom with sea salt and press shells into it until firm. Place raw oyster in each shell. Mix everything else but butter together in bowl and add enough oyster juice so mixture becomes crumbly but packs together if pressed. If out of juice add white wine. Cover oysters with stuffing then drizzle melted butter evenly over tops. Broil until stuffing browns, about 4-5 minutes. Serve hot drizzled with extra lemon juice and hot sauce on the side.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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3 Responses to Broiled Oysters on the Half Shell

  1. Gerlinde says:

    Broiled oysters like this are my favorite, I have to try out your recipe. What kind of oysters did you use?

  2. Happy New Year to you and although I have been so busy working away from my home base so much of the latter part of 2017, I hope to be back on track and keeping up with all my blogging friends more in 2018. Great oyster recipes…love them anyway they are served!

  3. Karen says:

    One of my husband’s favorites. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

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