12 Oyster Recipes To Try Instead Of Eating Them Raw

Oysters are best served fresh and chilled with a bit of lemon juice. It’s one of the best ways to experience their unique flavor. However, it’s not the only way you can eat them. Many oyster dishes are genuinely magnificent, and we encourage you to try them.  

Some believe that you will ruin the taste of oysters by cooking them, but that’s not true. Cooked oysters are as delicious as the raw ones. You can also grill them, fry them, or make stews. We’ve gathered ideas on preparing delicious oysters the next time you crave them. The possibilities are endless if you want to explore them all.  

Exciting Oyster Recipes  

This seafood staple is known for its distinctive taste, and many love to eat them raw. But did you know you can use oysters in other recipes? You can serve oyster appetizers for your next brunch, fry them and put them in a sandwich, or add them to tacos alongside your favorite toppings. And we made sure to put these and other delicious oyster recipes on our list.  

Even if you are used to eating your oysters raw, and you don’t think you’ll be able to eat them any other way, these following few recipes with cooked oyster dishes will make you change your mind.  

Oyster Sandwich  

Does a sandwich with delicious oysters sound too simple? Maybe it does, but the taste profile it gives you and the textural contrast will blow your mind. The next time you crave a sandwich, make one with oysters instead of making a simple BLT. Fry them alongside bacon, combine them with lettuce and tomatoes, and enjoy the rhapsody of taste. You can choose whatever bread you like the most, but we recommend using a baguette.  

Oyster Stew  

One of the best comfort dishes is a stew, and if it’s a seafood stew, it’s even better. Cooked oysters in a stew are mouth-watering, and you won’t be able to resist them. The best way to elevate the recipe and make your life easier is to use bottled clam juice. Trust us; it will make a huge difference.  

Grilled Oysters  

Nothing can beat a simple barbeque dish, and this is a great summer recipe to use your outdoor grill. The oysters need to be grilled until they pop open and served warm with your favorite hot sauce, compound butter, and a drizzle of lemon. Be sure the great is hot enough; otherwise, the shells won’t open. 

Broiled Oysters with Garlic  

Yes, oyster dishes are even better when they are combined with garlic. Mix some butter with garlic and breadcrumbs. Put the mixture over oysters and broil them until golden and crispy, but not more than 4 minutes. We can argue that this is one of the best and the most straightforward oyster appetizers. And it’s best served warm and eaten drizzled with some lemon juice.  

Fried Oysters with Garlic and Sage 

Can you imagine the taste of oysters coated in tasty batter then fried alongside garlic and sage? And yes, they are not fried in oil; you want to use butter. Garlic, butter, and sage are the holy trinity of cooking, and you should use them more in oyster dishes. Once you try this recipe, you’ll want to make it every week. And we encourage you to do it, but be sure not to neglect other oyster recipes from this list.  

Creamy Oyster Stew 

When making a stew with delicious oysters, you don’t want to overcook them as they’ll become unappetizing and rubbery. You’ll want to use the combination of milk and heavy cream for the perfect rich and smooth consistency. Add baby spinach, fresh parsley, and a few drops of your favorite hot sauce to make it even more delicious.  

Mushrooms and Oysters Toast 

Mushrooms and cooked oysters make a perfect combination. And when you put them on a piece of sourdough bread you toasted with some butter; it becomes even more perfect. Sauté some chanterelles in butter, alongside shallots, and add some freshly ground pepper. Add shucked oysters and sauté them for only 3 to 4 minutes. Add everything to the sourdough toast and top it off with fresh parsley. And enjoy, you’re in for a treat. 

Oyster Tacos 

Remember the fried oysters from the oyster recipe above? You can use the same batter to fry oysters in vegetable oil to make them super crispy. And use them in a taco recipe. Use a corn tortilla, add the fried delicious oysters, and top everything with your favorite toppings, like crispy lettuce, creamy avocado, cilantro, and mouth-watering sauce.  

Broiled Oysters with Brown Sugar Butter  

You can make this decadent oyster dish by simply topping the opened shells with a mix of butter, brown sugar, a bit of cayenne pepper and broiling them in the oven. The result is a unique umami taste that you probably never tasted before. They’ll be done in a few minutes, and you should serve them warm alongside some lemon wedges. 

Oyster Casserole 

This undemanding recipe will steal your heart; it’s tasty, juicy, and salty just the right amount. Mix butter with crackers and spread half of the mixture into a casserole dish. In another layer, put the oysters. Make a sauce out of cream, milk, and soy sauce, and pour it over everything. Top the casserole with the remaining cracker mix, and bake until it’s golden.   

Fried Buffalo Oysters 

A fried oyster appetizer never fails, and it’s always a party favorite. Drench the oysters in a batter made out of buttermilk, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper, and fry them in vegetable oil. Once they are done, toss them in your favorite buffalo sauce, and enjoy. 

Fire Cooked Oysters 

If you have an outdoor wood-fired oven, you must make this recipe. You’ll start by making a sauce out of butter, chopped shallots, chives, and freshly ground pepper by simply simmering all of the ingredients for a few minutes. The next step is adding rock salt to a cast-iron skillet and placing shucked oysters on top of it. You’ll add a tablespoon of the sauce to each shell and top everything with Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. It’s enough to place the skillet near the fire for a few minutes, and your delicious meal is done. 

We hope you like the recipes as much as we do and that you’re now inspired to cook. All of them are easy to create and exciting to eat. Whichever one you decide to make, you’ll get a dish full of incredible flavor that you’ll want to share with your family and friends. 

And if you love our recommendations but don’t have the time to cook, you’ll most certainly adore the unique dishes at Stubborn Seed restaurant. If you want to experience the best food in a pleasant atmosphere, don’t hesitate to book your reservation. And remember always to stay stubborn when it comes to food and never settle for less.