Baked oysters are an absolute delight for seafood enthusiasts, and there’s no denying the sheer joy they bring to the palate. Whether you have a grill or not, you can indulge in this culinary adventure that promises a burst of flavor with every bite.
For those without a grill, fear not, for baking oysters can be just as satisfying. The process is simple and yields mouthwatering results. To begin, you’ll need fresh oysters, and the journey starts with baking them to perfection. Once you’ve prepped your oysters, you’ll be ready to embark on a flavor-packed experience.
Under the broiler, these oysters undergo a transformative process, elevating their taste and texture to a whole new level. The broiler imparts a beautiful char and smoky essence to the oysters, enhancing their natural brininess.
Now, the beauty of baked oysters lies in their versatility. You have the creative freedom to dress them up any way you like, catering to your unique taste buds. However, let’s share a basic yet astonishing flavor profile that requires just a few simple ingredients.
Picture this: plump, juicy oysters glistening under the broiler. A drizzle of melted butter, a sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley and thyme, a dash of zesty lemon juice, and a pinch of garlic powder – that’s all it takes to create an irresistible symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds singing.
These baked oysters are a testament to the culinary magic that can be conjured with minimal ingredients. The rich, creamy oysters meld beautifully with the buttery goodness, while the herbs and citrus add a refreshing brightness. It’s a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a coastal paradise with each bite.
So, the next time you’re craving a seafood sensation, consider baked oysters. Whether you have a grill or not, this dish promises a gastronomic journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
- 12 Oyster Medium to large size
- 4 tbs Butter unsalted
- 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 2 lemon juice
- 1 bag Kale washed and chopped
- 1 tbs garlic spice
- Shuck oysters and set on a rack over a tray for baking. Keep the oysters facing up not to lose the liquid. Set aside. I use an oyster bed. ( link this)
- Melt the butter and garlic powder in a liquid measuring cup
- Pour evenly over all the oysters
- Preheat the over to 425 degrees
- Squeeze lemon all over
- Shave parmesan all over
- Bake the oysters for about 12-minutes and finish under broiler for about 2-minutes depending on how hot your oven gets. Keep an eye on them as they can burn fast if you don't watch them.
- Shave parmesan all over again before plating
- Take the kale off the ribs and place in a big bowl
- Massage the kale for about 5 minutes to break it down; softer and releases the flavor
- Dress it with a simple oil and vinegar
- Squeeze lemon all over and toss the salad
- Shave parmesan cheese all over just before serving
- Plate up with oysters alongside the salad
Serving just the oysters is a treat on its own. You’ll want to up the portions!