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Broiled Oysters with Garlic-Buttered Breadcrumbs

Just three minutes is enough to brown the topping and perfectly cook the delicate oysters.

Cooking Light MARCH 2011

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.4g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 232mg
  • Calcium: 39mg

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