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    Baked Oysters With Bread Crumbs and Garlic (Ostriche All' Italia

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    22 mins

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    12 mins

    CJAY's Note:

    This is a classic Italian dish. Posted for ZWT 7-Italy. I found this on

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    Serves: 4-6



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    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs (made from about 3 slices French or Italian bread)
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, flat-leaf preferred
    • 2 dozen fresh oysters, shucked
    • 3 tablespoons freshly grated imported parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons butter, cut in tiny pieces


    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 450*. Choose an ovenproof platter or a shallow baking dish that is just large enough to hold the oysters in one layer (about 8 x 10"). Butter the dish generously.
    2. 2
      In a heavy 6-8" skillet, melt 2 Tblsp. of butter over moderate heat. When the foam subsides, add the fresh, white bread crumbs and the garlic, and toss them in the butter for 2-3 minutes, or until they are crisp and golden. Stir in the fresh parsley.
    3. 3
      Spread about 2/3 cup of the bread-crumb mixture in the bottom of the buttered baking dish, and arrange the oysters over it in one layer.
    4. 4
      Mix the rest of the bread-crumb mixture with the grated cheese and spread the combination on the oysters. Dot the top with the tiny bits of butter.
    5. 5
      Bake the oysters in the top third of the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crumbs are golden and the juices in the dish are bubbling. Serve at once, either as a main course or as part of the antipasto.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2011


      I really enjoyed these. This is the kind of dish that just cries out for a lightly dressed green salad and a glass of white wine. The oysters I used had been frozen, but had been gathered from a local beach, shucked, and frozen within about an hour or so; and then gently thawed, so there was no loss in quality. Since these were not commercially harvested, I had a mix of sizes- some were very tiny, others were huge. I cooked the whole batch for 12 minutes, and the tiny oysters were very done, the large ones just curling around the edges- so if you use large oysters, plan on a longer cooking time. I would add a bit more seasoning the next time; not salt, since oysters are naturally a bit salty, but some black pepper and possibly some herbs- basil, tarragon, dill... Overall, I really liked this dish, and would be very happy to have it again. Made for ZWT7- Emerald City Shakers

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Oysters With Bread Crumbs and Garlic (Ostriche All' Italia

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 392.6
    Calories from Fat 178
    Total Fat 19.8 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 183.8 mg
    Sodium 535.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 30.8 g

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