Cooking oysters. Even though they’re often eaten raw, you can cook oysters! We’ll tell you how and give you cooking times and temperatures of course! Translation in French: huîtres.
How do I cook oysters?
What to pair oysters with?
Oysters pair well with champagne or white wine. Try serving oysters alongside a light salad or grilled broccoli, collard greens, corn on the cob or boiled potatoes and rice.
You can typically find them in supermarkets and fish markets. Fresh oysters are sold in their shells, and it’s important to choose oysters that are tightly closed (this indicates they are still alive). Beware of the sell-by date, as oysters are highly perishable!
To prepare oysters: use an oyster knife to carefully pry open the shell. Once the shell is open, use the knife to detach the oyster from the shell and discard the top shell.
The oyster can be served raw on the half shell, or cooked… that’s what this page is all about!
Cooking oysters in an oven. I like to bake oysters with a breadcrumb topping. To do this:
1. Place the oysters on a baking sheet and top each one with a mixture of breadcrumbs, melted butter, and seasonings like garlic and herbs.
2. Bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 10-12 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
Cook oysters in pan
Cooking oysters in a pan. Another popular way to cook oysters is to fry them. To do this:
1. Dip the oysters in a mixture of flour, cornmeal, and spices
2. Fry them in hot oil until they are crispy and golden brown. This method only takes 1-2 minutes and is a great way to enjoy oysters as an appetizer or snack.
Oysters belong to the bivalve family, which includes clams, mussels, and scallops. They are found in oceans and estuaries all around the world, and come in many shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some of the most popular types of oysters include Pacific oysters, Kumamoto oysters, and Blue Point oysters. Let’s not forget French oysters: you can find them along the coasts of France (in Brittany, in the Bay of Arcachon or in the Thau lagoon for instance) and they are truly delicious!