Thursday, December 10, 2009

Broiled Oysters (Izgara Istiridye)

My preference for eating oysters is raw; however my husband is not fond of raw oysters and actually not crazy about oysters or any other shelled seafood. Therefore, I usually broil them slightly so both of us would enjoy them.

For those of you, who have never shucked oysters, when shucking oysters, make sure you have a special oyster shucking knife along with a thick towel. The first time I purchased fresh oysters, I had the seafood guy in my market show me how to do it. Even with that, I found it very difficult to shuck oysters. It can be very dangerous if you hand with the knife slips while shucking the oyster. So, be careful.

You may add any other spices prior to broiling as it all depends on a person’s taste. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy.

10 oysters
Pinch of salt
½ tsp paprika
½ lemon

Shuck the oysters. Sprinkle with salt and paprika. Squeeze lemon on top and broil for 3-4 minutes on the top shelf of the oven broiler. Enjoy as appetizers.

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Anonymous said...

Delicious looking oysters!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i love oysters
and i love them raw
plain is good
maybe with some lemon and pepper
but that's about it
i absolutely love them!

Elra said...

Absolutely mouth watering. I never really made it myself though.

History of Greek Food said...

i love raw oysters with a hit of lemon juice and of course I love pairing them with a fine dry white wine!