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Pan Roasted Florida Oysters

Pan Roasted Florida OystersRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 oysters, on the half shell
1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
Sea salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Lemon, quartered for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven broiler on medium-high.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, bell pepper, garlic and parsley. Stir butter to combine all ingredients, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Place all 12 oysters in an oven-proof roasting pan. Evenly distribute a dollop of the mixed butter over the top of each oyster. Place the roasting pan on the center rack in the oven. Carefully watch the oysters under the broiler, once the sides of the oyster turn gray and bubble around the edges, it's time to remove them from the oven.
  4. Let oysters cool slightly, and serve with lemon and crusty bread.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.