Oysters with fennel butter

Oysters with fennel butter


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About this recipe: Fresh oysters and fennel combine for a beautiful starter.


Serves: 24 

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, ground
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fennel greens
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 unopened, fresh, live medium oysters

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

  1. Preheat a barbecue (or the oven to 260 C / Gas 9).
  2. In a small bowl, blend together the butter, ground fennel seeds, shallots, fennel greens, pepper and salt.
  3. Arrange the oysters on the barbecue or oven rack, cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until they start hissing and begin to open.
  4. Using an oyster knife, pry each oyster open at the hinge, loosen the oyster and discard the flat shell. Top each oyster with 1/2 teaspoon of the fennel butter. Return to barbecue and cook until butter is melted and hot.

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