Broiled Oysters with Garlic-Buttered Breadcrumbs

Broiled Oysters with Garlic-Buttered BreadcrumbsRecipe
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

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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.