Broiled Oysters with Garlic-Buttered Breadcrumbs

Broiled Oysters with Garlic-Buttered Breadcrumbs Recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Just three minutes is enough to brown the topping and perfectly cook the delicate oysters.


6 servings (serving size: 4 oysters)
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 90
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 4.6 g
Carbohydrate 6.4 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 232 mg
Calcium 39 mg


1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 (2-ounce) slice French bread baguette
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
24 shucked oysters
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in the lemon juice.

3. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 cup. Combine breadcrumbs, butter mixture, salt, and pepper; mix well.

4. Arrange the oysters on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; top oysters with breadcrumb mixture. Broil 5 inches from heat for 3 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden. Sprinkle with parsley.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

March 2011
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note