Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
Oysters pop open in the oven as they roast, making it easier to remove the delicious meat. Chopped onion and tomato become the tasty garnish.
see savings4 dozenfresh oysters in the shell (Bluepoints or other large flat-shell oysters)
see savings3 poundsrock salt
see savings1 cupdiced tomatoes, drained
see savings1 cupthinly bias-sliced green onions (8)
see savingslemon wedges
Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes or until the top shells just begin to open. Remove oysters as they pop and continue baking until all are done. Repeat with remaining oysters.
Hold the roasted oyster in an oven mitt with the flat side up. Using a strong-bladed knife with a hand guard, insert the knife tip into the hinge between the shells. Twisting the blade to pry open the oyster, move the blade along the inside of the upper shell to free the muscle from the shell. Remove and discard the top shell of the oyster. Slide the knife under the oyster to sever the muscle from the bottom shell. Use this shell for serving the oyster on the half shell. Discard any bits of shell on the oyster. Transfer to a platter lined with rock salt. Top each oyster with 1 teaspoon each tomatoes and green onions. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 24 appetizer servings.