Broiled Cajun Oysters on the Half Shell

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.


12 oysters

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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, 67 minutes.


Use large rock salt or ice cream salt to secure the oysters on the baking sheet for broiling.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per oyster

Calories: 55

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4g 6%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Cholesterol 17mg 5%

Sodium 144mg 6%

Carbs 3g 1%

Protein 2g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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