Casamento’s Charbroiled Oysters

  • Serves

    serves 2-4


These Parmesan-topped oysters can also be grilled. This recipe first appeared in our April 2013 special feature on New Orleans.


  • Coarse rock salt, for pan
  • 12 bluepoint oysters, on the half shell
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 14 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 34 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Hot sauce, preferably Tabasco, for serving


Step 1

Heat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with rock salt about 1⁄4" deep. Nestle oysters onto bed of rock salt. Mix together butter, parsley, Worcestershire, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Place about 1 tsp. butter mixture over each oyster and top with 1 tbsp. cheese; broil until tops are browned, 3-4 minutes. Serve with hot sauce.

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