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Author Notes: This is the tastiest, easiest appetizer for a crowd on a limited time budget. You can even make the butter a day ahead and top the oysters right before company arrives. I also cut down on ingredients by using prepared organic herb stuffing mix, which you can find at any supermarket. —alyson mance
Makes 36 oysters
- 3 dozen oysters on the half shell
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot (about 1 small shallot)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups herb stuffing mix
- chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl with sturdy spoon or in a stand mixer, combine everything but the oysters. Cover each oyster with a dollop of butter mixture. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and crispy. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Shellfish