Grated Oysters in Shells Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2


  • 8 fresh oysters (in shells)
  • Pickling salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) butter
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) boiled fresh spinach, drained, grossly chopped and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) fine breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) grated Gruyere cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
How to cook Grated Oysters in Shells:
  • Open-up oyster shells remove oysters from shells, reserving oysters, juice and half of shells, into a small saucepan.
  • Spread some pickling salt onto a baking sheet.
  • Clean and wipe dry deep half of shells, arrange onto pickling salt and reserve.
  • Pour dry white wine into saucepan, over oysters slowly poach oysters for 1 to 2 minutes, over medium-high heat.
  • Remove oyster from cooking liquid reserve both, oysters and cooking liquid, separately.
  • Prepare white sauce.
  • Preheat oven broiler.
  • Evenly cover the bottom of each reserved half shells with cooked spinach top with 1 oyster.
  • Coat spinach with white sauce evenly sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese.
  • Broil in oven until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Serve, hot.

White Sauce Recipe

White Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) butter
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • Strained reserved cooking liquid
  • A little salt
  • Nutmeg, to taste
How to cook White Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter stir in flour.
  • Pour in milk, cooking liquid, a little salt and nutmeg.
  • Simmer over low heat, until thickened.

This recipe for Grated Oysters in Shells serves/makes: 2

The Grated Oysters in Shells recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Oysters (more Oysters recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)

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