The “French Oyster” Recipe

The “French Oyster” Recipe

This simple, blockbuster “French Oyster” recipe is one of Mac’s favorites. Shuck some Wellfleet Oysters (buy them online or at Mac’s Seafood Markets) and add butter, garlic, shallot, herbs and broil. The taste transformation is astonishing.

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The “French Oyster”
Makes 6 – 9 servings

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18 oysters
1 stick of butter, softened
4 cloves of garlic
1 shallot, finely diced (optional)
1 bunch of parsley
A few springs of tarragon (optional)

Local Ingredient Source:
Fresh Wellfleet Oysters – available at your local Mac’s Seafood Market

Preheat the oven to broil.

Shuck oysters, keeping oyster and liquor in the shell. Try to keep oyster from tipping over by using an oyster pan or aligning oysters so they are secure.

Thinly slice or mince the garlic cloves.

Finely dice the shallot.

Finely chop the parsley and tarragon.

Mix chopped garlic, shallot, parsley, and tarragon with the softened butter.

Spoon ½ tablespoon of the butter mixture on to each oyster. Be generous!

Broil the dressed oysters until the oyster edges curl and the liquor is just bubbling. Depending on how far the oysters are from the broiler, total cooking time is about 2 minutes.

Its ok to undercook the oysters!

Plate and eat immediately.

Recipe Courtesy of Mac’s Seafood. All rights reserved.