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.
- 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.