Friday, October 2, 2009

Food Trip Friday: Baked Oysters (Talaba)

I love seafoods and so it goes without saying that I love oysters (talaba) too! We had baked oysters two weekends ago. It was my first time to make them so I had to make it as simple as possible. Remember the saying "less is more"?

One must first make sure that the oysters are fresh. How do you know if they are fresh? By smelling them, of course! If a shucked oyster smells like fresh seawater, then it is safe to eat, even when raw.

Anyway, I found this very simple recipe on how to bake oysters in the shell. It is very simple and easy as 1,2,3 if you know how to shuck the oysters first. I had a hard time shucking them at first since I didn't have an oyster knife but with practice, it became easier. Good thing I found this very helpful video on how to do it.

Here's the recipe if you want to try it:


4 big shell-on oysters
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
Melted butter
Salt to taste
Paprika to taste
Lemon wedges (optional)


Shuck the oysters and set aside. Heat the oven to 375 degree F.

Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, parsley leaves, and season with salt and paprika (to taste). Add some melted butter in each oyster.

Bake the oysters in the oven for 20 minutes. Transfer out and serve immediately. You can add a squirt of lemon juice before eating (optional).

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FoodTripFriday said...

You know what, just to be honest, I never tasted Oyster before, I don't know there's something about it that didn't appeal to me to even give it a li'l try.Am I misisng a lot? :)

agent112778 said...

yum yum yum, i love oysters too but mine is sashimi style

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Kikit said...

hala, yummy kaayo tan-awon ang imong luto k. :)

Clarissa said...

Oh my what a sumptous meal!!Mahilig din ang mga Japanese ng fresh and raw oysters(but not my hubby)Ang sarap nyan my dear!!\(^0^)/

Di ko yata napansin ang FTF entry mo--sorry po(T_T)

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