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Oven Oyster Roast

Oven Oyster Roast

Weather didn’t permit an outdoor Oyster Roast party, so we compromised and had one indoors.

Here is an easy Oven Oyster Roast recipe that can be baked in the oven for year round entertaining. Easy and Delicious to make.

For New Year’s Eve this year or should I say last year? Oh well, you understand, I hope!

Anyway, we stayed home, made sushi and had an oyster roast. It was raining so we decided to roast the oysters in the oven. They were delicious and so easy to make.

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To shell or not to Shell

For this recipe we used Stainless Steel Oyster Trays to bake the oyster’s. We don’t have access to fresh oyster’s this time of the year and due to our location they are hard to find. If you are buying oyster’s in season, you can easily use the real oyster shell for this recipe.

A oven safe Cast Iron Skillet or Dutch Oven are perfect for this recipe.

Rock salt lines the bottom of the pan to secure the shells. These Stainless Steel Oyster Shells work great when you don’t live right on the coast and have fresh oysters at your finger tips.

Oven Oyster Roast – Sauce

Begin by heating the ingredient’s for the sauce in a small sauce pan. See full list of ingredients on the recipe below.

Once the butter has melted, stir in the fresh parsley. Here is another easy appetizer recipe you might enjoy.

Next place an oyster into each shell and pour the sauce evenly over each one.

Prepare the topping

Next, prepare the topping for the Oven Oyster Roast!

Spoon the topping mixture evenly over the top of each oyster.

Place the oyster’s in a preheated oven for approx. 20 minutes.

Delicious Oven Oyster Roast

This is one of my favorite recipes. We have also substituted oysters for fresh lump crab meat and that is very yummy as well.

Oven Oyster Roast

Easy, delicious way to have an oyster roast year round.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 330kcal
Cost: 10.00


  • Cast Iron Skillet or Dutch Oven
  • Oyster Trays (if not using oyster shells)


  • 6 Oysters Raw
  • 1 ½ tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Shallots Chopped fine
  • ½ tsp Rice Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Dash Salt
  • Dash Pepper
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 tbsp Panko
  • 1 cup rock salt


  • Preheat Oven 400°
  • Place 1½ TBSP Butter, Shallots, Rice vinegar, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, Pepper, & Lemon Juice in small sauce pan over med. heat until butter is melted.
  • Remove from heat and add Parsley stirring.
  • Cover bottom of skillet or dutch oven with rock salt
  • Place oyster shells or oyster trays flat on the rock salt
  • Place an oyster in each shell or tray
  • Spoon above mixture evenly over oysters
  • Melt remaining 1 TBSP of butter in microwave safe bowl
  • Add Parmesan Cheese and Panko. Stir until a paste forms.
  • Spoon above mixture evenly over top of oysters.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown


This recipe can be cooked on a grill for an oyster roast.  It’s easy to double or triple the ingredients for a larger gathering.  

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Tuesday 5th of January 2021

I cannot wait to try this Oyster Appetizer! Thank You for sharing

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Pat, It's so so good. Thanks for stopping by. Rachel


Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Rachel that looks amazing!!! I’ve got to try this one!

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Stacy, It really is delicious!