Broiled Gulf Oysters in a Garlic Butter Herb Gratin

Broiled Gulf Oysters in a Garlic Butter Herb Gratin

Meaty, flavorful Gulf oysters are perfect for gratins since they're hardy enough to assert their flavor through the other fixings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 dozen oysters


  • 6 tbs butter
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (Or a vinegar-y hot sauce like Tabasco)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dozen shucked Gulf oysters


  • Preheat the broiler and place oven rack about 3 inches from the top of the oven. Put a layer of rock salt or rice at the bottom of a baking dish to create something for the oysters to rest on without spilling.
  • Toss the breadcrumbs with the parsley, garlic, lemon juice, pepper, Parmesan, and Worcestershire sauce. Melt the butter then pour it over the mix and toss.
  • Divide the breadcrumb mixture evenly between the oysters, then transfer them to the prepared baking dish.
  • Broil until crumbs are golden and the edges of the oysters begin to curl, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve warm with lemon wedges and enjoy!