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roasted_oysters Oysters recipe Roasted Oysters Roasted Oysters recipe Hey guys! I love oysters. I feel like it’s something you love or hate and it’s definitely something I love. I love the natural taste of the ocean you get from them, so fresh and clean. Aside from raw, shucked oysters, I LOVE roasted oysters, plus if you’re serving them at home there’s no need to fuss with shucking them yourself because placing them in a hot oven simply separates the lids from the base, naturally! I have two simple sauce recipes that differ from the typical mignonette, hot sauce and cocktail sauce; a simple clarified-compound butter and a fresh cilantro and chive chimichurri. I love both of these sauces lightly drizzled over the oysters with a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon juice and sprinkle of sea salt flakes. It’s just such an addicting combination. Just make sure you don’t overcook the oysters or they’ll get a little tough and you’ll miss out on the delicious juices that form as they cook. Hope you all enjoy! xx, Jenny

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Roasted Oysters
Makes 12

melted compound butter:
1/4 cup unsalted butter (or clarified butter), melted
2 teaspoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon minced thyme
1 teaspoon thinly sliced chives
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced

12 fresh, live oysters, scrubbed and rinsed clean
lemon zest
lemon wedges
hot sauce

1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
2. Place all compound-ghee ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
3. Place oysters on a baking sheet, lined with a cooling rack, 1 inch apart.
4. Roast in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes or until tops begin to loosen.
5. Remove tops and continue to roast for another 2 minutes.
6. Remove oysters from the oven and transfer to a platter. Top with lemon zest.
7. Serve oysters immediately with compound-butter, lemon wedges and hot sauce.

  1. Susan McMenamin Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

  2. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    Great recipe..I am so pleased to see oysters on a food blog! Y E A !

  3. Jacqui Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds amazing! You made it look easy to make.

  4. Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m mostly anti seafood especially when there’s strong flavors or weird textures involved, but combined with some additions like the ones you have, even I like oysters.

    I love the colors in the last picture. Beautiful :)

  5. Tom Not Specified Not Specified


    This looks great and I am going to try wood grilling instead of the oven. My question is where is the recipe for the chive chimichurri?


    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Yikes! So weird that we’ve never noticed that recipe missing! We’ll officially add the recipe by the end of the wknd, but for now here it is:
      1/4 cup minced cilantro (1// bunch)
      2 1/2 tablespoons, thinly sliced chives
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
      2/3-3/4 cup of extra Virgin olive oil
      Salt and pepper to taste
      *whisk all the ingredients together and

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