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Baked Oysters On The Half Shell

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Baked Oysters on the Half Shell
2008-07-25 Appetizer
3.9 37

Think oysters on the half shell are too difficult to do at home? Not with this recipe, all you need is butter, breadcrums and oysters to make a great appetizer.

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:

12 Oysters On The Half Shell
4 Tbsp Butter
1 cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
1 tsp Finely Chopped Garlic
3 Tbsp Finely Chopped Scallion
2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley
Pinch Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Lemon Wedges
Fresh Parsley Leaves, for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1. Set each oyster on its half shell on a dish and set aside.

2. Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. When butter is very hot, add breadcrumbs. With a wooden spoon, stir constantly as they toast, darkening evenly to pale gold for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Alternate stirring crumbs and shaking pan for about a minute. Stir in scallions, then parsley just enough to heat through. Remove from heat. Immediately scrape contents of skillet into a bowl.

3. Cover top of each oyster with some of the mixture, distributing all of it equally. Sprinkle each topping lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer oysters to a large baking sheet enough not to crowd the oysters. Place baking sheet on middle shelf and cook for 10 minutes.

4. Remove oysters from the oven and transfer to a serving dish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.

Helpful Tips:

Serve with your holiday meals and special occasions as a special treat, or, serve as your main dish with elegant slads, a crusty array of breads and fine wine.