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Baked Oysters On The Half Shell

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


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


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.