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Jeff Tunks' Charbroiled Oysters Recipe


Charbroiled Oysters

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:

  • 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


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.