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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

Total Time

20 minutes

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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.

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