Parmesan Baked Oysters

Here is a blast from the past – Chef Grant on T.V. doing a recipe for Valentines Day.  Like I say on the About page, the camera added about 35 pounds and 10 inches of hair…

However, this recipe is awesome.  It was inspired by a year of weekly travel to New Orleans where its hard to find a restaurant that does not do some kind of char-grilled oyster.  In this, I make it easy to do at home and these are delicious.

I’m sharing again this Valentines as I can think of no better aphrodisiac than oysters covered in cheesy, buttery wine sauce with hints of earthy pancetta served with a nice brut or processco.

Happy Valentines Day!



Parmesan Baked Oysters


  • 1lb Softened Butter
  • 15 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 4 shallots, diced
  • 2 cups shaved parmesan
  • 1/2 cup Pinot Grigio or dry white wine
  • 1 cup Pancetta or bacon, small diced and cooked
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1Tablespoon Parsley, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of salt


20 Oysters, preferably large east coast Oysters



Combine all ingredients except Oysters and one cup of parmesan in a large bowl or Kitchen Aid with paddle attachment.  Incorporate all ingredients until thoroughly and evenly combined with the butter.  Divide butter in half.  Place half of the compound butter on plastic wrap and form into a cylinder shape.  Repeat with remaining half of butter.  Place formed butter into freezer for 2 hours to ensure it holds its shape.

To serve, open oysters and place on baking sheet.  (If oysters are oddly shaped, it is helpful to place a small mound of kosher salt under oyster to ensure it sits evenly on baking sheet.)  Remove compound butter from freezer and slice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch rounds. (Butter can be sliced with plastic wrap on, ensure wrap is removed from butter prior to the next step.)  Place butter on oyster, top with a teaspoon from the remaining cup of parmesan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes, or until butter is melted and cheese is lightly browned.


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One Response to “Parmesan Baked Oysters”

  1. Mom
    February 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Thanks for sharing gc and i see what you mean about the camera ! Love you :)

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