Both cooked and raw oysters are commonly consumed by people. It’s just your preference whether you can tolerate raw shellfish. It was very tempting everytime I saw my friends enjoying raw oysters. Their faces tell you all – raw oysters are heavenly! However, up to this moment, I still haven’t tried any yet. I believe cooking kills bateria. Here is one good recipe I found online and made some changes to it. Opening an oyster is called shucking, and it takes some skill to do it. You can easily find a tutorial on YouTube.
|4 ounces (1 stick)
1/8 cup2 teaspoons
Finely chopped garlic
Freshly shucked oysters on the half shell
Grated Parmesan & Romano cheeses (mixed) or 4 Cheese Mexican
Chopped flat-leaf parsley (Optional)
- In a medium bowl, mix butter with garlic, pepper, and oregano.
- Spoon enough of the seasoned butter over the oysters. Put oysters under a broiler, broil for 3 minutes and then sprinkle cheese on top, broil for another 1 or 2 minutes.
- The oysters are ready when they puff up and get curly on the sides. Serve on the shells immediately.
Do you bake them in the shells ?
Yes, you leave the oyster in half shell and bake together. The shell helps hold the seasonings.