Broiled Oysters

Broiled Oysters

Ingredients:

  • 20 fresh raw oysters shucked in the deep half of the shell with the liquor or juice.
  • 1/4 lb of compound butter. (Recipe to follow)
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers or bread crumbs
    (I didn’t realize that we were out of bread crumbs so I used
    the crackers and we actually liked it better.)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Fresh lemon wedges

Compound Butter Ingredients

  • 1 stick (14 lb) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Method

  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl . Transfer to plastic wrap and roll into a log . Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  2. Shuck the oysters. Keep them in the deep half of the shell with the liquor. Use a good oyster knife and a towel to hold the oyster and protect your hand.
  3. Place oysters on a sheet pan .
  4. Top each oyster with a dollop of compound butter (about a teaspoon or so)
  5. Combine the crackers and Parmesan cheese
  6. Top each oyster with a sprinkle of the cracker mix
  7. Place under broiler (about 5 inches from the broiler) until bubbling. Just about 4-5 minutes.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges

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