Oyster Recipes

Super-easy Oyster Recipes That'll Get You Drooling Instantly

Oysters are relatively easy to prepare, which is what makes them popular appetizers across the globe. There are different ways to prepare this shellfish. Let's take a look at some lovely oyster dishes that you can prepare at home.
Oysters are delicious shellfish available and served in plenty at coastal regions. They are fished from various water bodies via tongs, rakes, divers, etc. After collecting them, they are taken to the market to be sold either tinned or live. Oysters are rich in minerals like zinc, iron, calcium, protein, and vitamins. Moreover, their low calorie content makes them quite popular among weight-conscious people.

This shellfish can be consumed raw or cooked. It can be smoked, boiled, baked, fried, or even roasted. The cooking preparation includes opening the shell and taking out the fleshy, soft content. People may also cook oysters in their shells, and then pry them open just before eating. While some shellfish taste sweet, others have a slight salty-melon flavor when consumed raw. Let's take a look at some interesting dishes we can prepare using oysters.

Deep-Fried Oysters

This oyster recipe is extremely simple, and is great for all those times you are in a hurry.

Ingredients
Vegetable oil: 1 quart
Flour: ½ cup
Salt: 1 tsp.
Ground black pepper: ½ tsp.
Shucked oysters, drained: 12 ounces
Eggs: 2, lightly beaten
Bread crumbs: ¾ cup

Preparation
Place a frying pan on the stove, and allow the vegetable oil to heat up for deep frying. Then mix flour, salt, and black pepper and set it aside. Dredge the oysters in this flour mixture, and then dip them in the beaten egg mixture. Next, roll them in breadcrumbs. After this, gently and carefully, slide them into the hot vegetable oil. Slide in about 5 to 6 oysters at a time, and allow them to fry for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Oyster Fritters

This is yet another easy appetizer recipe, that can be prepared in a matter of minutes.

Ingredients
Shucked oysters: 250 gm
All-purpose flour: 2 cups
Baking powder: 1 tbsp.
Salt: ½ tsp.
Eggs: 2
Milk: 1 cup
Butter: 1 tbsp.
Frying oil: 1 quart
Garlic paste: 1 tsp.
Saffron: a pinch

Preparation
First drain and rinse oysters properly. Then chop oysters into bite-size pieces. Next, take a bowl and combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add garlic paste and a pinch of saffron to the mixture. Next, take the butter in a bowl, and heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds (low), so that it melts into a glorious golden liquid. In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs and set it aside. Combine melted butter, milk, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Next, add all the dry ingredients into this mixture and mix until smooth.

After that pour oil into a deep frying pan and allow it to heat at around 350 degrees F. Dip the oyster pieces into the mixture prepared and slide them into the hot oil. Fry for about 3 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Turn oysters after a minute. Once cooked transfer the oyster fritters to paper towels, so that they soak up the extra oil. Serve hot with your favorite seafood sauce.

Oyster Drumstick Curry Recipe

This is an interesting twist to oyster preparations, and goes really well with steamed rice.

Ingredients
Oyster: 250 gm
Drumstick: 50 gm
Tomato: 150 gm
Vegetable oil: 1 quart
Coconut paste: ½ cup
Coconut oil: 100 ml
Cumin: 2 tsp.
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Chili powder: 2 tsp.
Coriander powder: 1 tsp.
Mustard: ½ tsp.
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Salt: according to taste

Preparation
Boil the oysters and drumsticks separately, adding a pinch of salt and turmeric to them. Once that's done, take a frying pan and place it over low heat. Pour oil into the fry pan and once it's hot, add mustard seeds and cumin. Allow the mustard seeds and cumin to splutter. Then add the boiled oyster and drumsticks, along with the chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder, for flavor. Mix them, and then add curry leaves and tomato puree. Mix well. Next add the coconut paste and turn the oysters pieces and drumsticks until the water in them gets released. Cook for 10 minutes until the gravy thickens. Garnish with cilantro or curry leaves, and your oyster drumstick curry is ready to serve!

Try out these interesting recipes and enjoy a sumptuous meal with your family and friends! You can also prepare stews or stuffing mixtures using oysters. Moreover, oysters can be simply grilled or baked and enjoyed with a lovely dip!