Baked Oysters with Shrimp Stuffing

This recipe is perfect for those who would rather eat their oysters cooked. Always taste the liquor for saltiness. Some oysters are very salty; some are not. This is an easy recipe for a romantic dinner, or you can just add to it for a party.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 slices stale white bread, crumbled
  • 8 raw oysters, on the half-shell, liquor reserved
  • 4 medium shrimp, raw, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt,
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add shallots and sauté for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the crumbled bacon and lemon juice.
  • Stir in the bread crumbs and mix in the oyster liquor. Add shrimp, salt, and pepper.
  • Divide the bread and shrimp mixture among the oysters. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the oysters are bubbling and the topping is well browned.