Herb-Broiled Oysters

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The herb topping can be made a day in advance and kept refrigerated; bring to room temperature before using for ease of handling.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. roughly chopped fresh tarragon
  • ¼ tsp. roughly chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. celery salt
  • 3 cups coarse salt
  • 16 oysters, shucked and on the half shell
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Use a mini–food processor to mince the garlic cloves. Add the herbs, breadcrumbs, butter, and celery salt; process until mixed. (Alternately, mince the garlic by hand and blend the ingredients with a fork.)
  • Position broiler rack about 4" from the heat source. Preheat oven broiler to medium.
  • Pour the coarse salt into a large ovenproof baking dish (or use a disposable foil pan). The salt should be in an even layer about ½" thick. Place about 1½ teaspoons of the herbed butter mixture on top of each oyster. Place the oysters in a single layer, evenly spaced, in the salt bed, keeping them as level as possible.
  • Place the dish in the oven and broil for about 4 to 5 minutes until bubbly and just starting to brown. Garnish with fresh cracked pepper. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. roughly chopped fresh tarragon
  • ¼ tsp. roughly chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. celery salt
  • 3 cups coarse salt
  • 16 oysters, shucked and on the half shell
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Use a mini–food processor to mince the garlic cloves. Add the herbs, breadcrumbs, butter, and celery salt; process until mixed. (Alternately, mince the garlic by hand and blend the ingredients with a fork.)
  • Position broiler rack about 4" from the heat source. Preheat oven broiler to medium.
  • Pour the coarse salt into a large ovenproof baking dish (or use a disposable foil pan). The salt should be in an even layer about ½" thick. Place about 1½ teaspoons of the herbed butter mixture on top of each oyster. Place the oysters in a single layer, evenly spaced, in the salt bed, keeping them as level as possible.
  • Place the dish in the oven and broil for about 4 to 5 minutes until bubbly and just starting to brown. Garnish with fresh cracked pepper. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories70
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium70mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein2g