Appetizers / Snacks
Broiled Cajun Oysters on the Half Shell
Oysters are a quick-cooking appetizer, especially when broiled. The oysters are broiled on the half-shell, which doubles as a serving vessel. Topped with a spicy tomato cream and sprinkled with a buttery, cheesy topping full of crunch, these easy hors d'oeuvres are perfect for passing around a party.
Test Kitchen Tip
Some Cajun seasonings are saltier than others. Look for low- or no-salt added blends so you can control the sodium level.
Heat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element.
Arrange oysters on a baking sheet lined with rock salt.
Whisk together cream, tomato paste, and Cajun seasoning for the sauce; season with salt and pepper.
Combine panko, Parmesan, parsley, scallions, and butter for the topping; season with salt and pepper. Spoon 1–2 tsp. sauce onto each oyster. Divide topping among oysters; broil until topping is toasted and golden brown, 6–7 minutes.
Use large rock salt or ice cream salt to secure the oysters on the baking sheet for broiling.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 5%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Carbs 3g 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.