Jeff Tunks' Charbroiled Oysters Recipe

Charbroiled Oysters
Acadiana Restaurant


For the butter mixture:

  • 2 quarts butter substitute, preferably Whirl
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, granulated
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

For the cheese mixture:

  • 1 pound Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 pound Romano cheese, grated

For the oysters:

  • 24 large oysters, freshly shucked and disconnected from shell

A cheesy, buttery, and crispy oyster recipe from Southern Chef Jeff Tunks. He serves this aphrodisiac dish at his restaurant Acadiana — perfect for Valentine's Day or any other special meal.  


For the butter mixture:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and reserve.

For the cheese mixture:

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and reserve.

For the oysters:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the raw shucked oysters on a sizzle plate or a baking sheet with a raised edge. Whisk the butter mix and scoop 1 ½ ounces of it on top of each oyster, then cover each oyster with the grated cheese mix.

Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until you can just start to see the cheese browning. Remove the oysters from the oven. Set the oven to broil and place the oysters under the broiler until they darken in color to a golden brown. (Be careful to keep an eye on them because they will burn fast.) Remove and enjoy. 


Calories per serving:

1,507 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1,764g 2,714%
  • Carbs 118g 39%
  • Saturated 1,103g 5,516%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 60g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 462g
  • Polyunsaturated 75g
  • Protein 491g 982%
  • Cholesterol 5,518mg 1,839%
  • Sodium 15,459mg 644%
  • Calcium 11,475mg 1,148%
  • Magnesium 797mg 199%
  • Potassium 3,977mg 114%
  • Iron 88mg 491%
  • Zinc 287mg 1,913%
  • Phosphorus 10,031mg 1,433%
  • Vitamin A 15,149µg 1,683%
  • Vitamin C 130mg 216%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 102%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 8mg 451%
  • Niacin (B3) 34mg 170%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 93%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 279µg 70%
  • Vitamin B12 264µg 4,399%
  • Vitamin D 32µg 8%
  • Vitamin E 44mg 222%
  • Vitamin K 146µg 183%
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