20 Prep time
30 Cook time
4 Serves


  • 12 Pacific (Gigas) oysters
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

To Serve:

  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 4 pieces of hot buttered toast (optional)

Sumptuous recipe for hot buttered oysters


  1. Open the oysters and detach completely from their shells.
  2. Discard the top shell, but keep the deep shell and reserve the liquid.
  3. Put the shells into a low oven (225°F) to heat through.
  4. Melt half the butter in a pan until it foams.
  5. Toss the oysters in the butter until heated through, approx. 1 minute.
  6. Put a hot oyster into each of the warm shells.
  7. Pour the reserved oyster liquid into the pan and bring to a boil, whisking in the remaining butter and the parsley.
  8. Spoon the hot juices over the oysters and serve immediately on hot plates accompanied by the lemon wedges. Alternatively, discard the shells and just serve the oysters

Recipe from: Irish Central – Celebrate National Oyster Day with this Ballymaloe Recipe

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