Grilled Oysters

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  • prep 30 min
  • serves 4

Oysters are easily opened, then topped with a mixture of butter, garlic, breadcrumbs and parsley before being lightly grilled until browned and crunchy.


  • 12 Pacific oysters
  • 1 ounce softened butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons toasted brown breadcrumbs
  • A small bunch of parsley
  • Salt and black pepper
  • To support the oysters: bag of coarse salt

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Place the oysters, flat shells up, in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the bottom and steam, covered, over a moderate heat for 2 minutes, until they open.

  • 2

    Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Preheat the grill to high.

  • 3

    Mash the butter in a small bowl; peel the garlic cloves and crush them in, then mix in the breadcrumbs. Rinse, dry and finely chop enough parsley to give 2 to 3 tablespoons and add it to the butter with a little salt and plenty of pepper.

  • 4

    Half fill a grill pan with coarse salt. Open the oysters, taking care not to lose any juices. Cut the oyster from each shell and place it in the deeper one, discarding the other. Set the oysters firmly in the salt so they do not wobble, and top with some breadcrumb mixture.

  • 5

    Grill for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the topping bubbles and is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 141
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Sugars: 0.3g
  • Protein: 4g

Good source of vitamins B group and E, and zinc

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