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Charred Oysters – Simplify Your Life

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time15 mins

Chef David Benstock shows how delicious and flavorful a charred oyster can be. With simple Italian touches, this flavor-packed oyster will become your favorite party appetizer or afternoon treat.

 12 Oysters
 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
 2 tbsp Calabrese (Calabrian) Chili, diced
 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
 2 tbsp Chives, Sliced
 4 Strips 1/4 inch thick guanciale (or bacon), sliced vertically into lardons
1

Shuck Oysters (or purchase pre-schucked from local market)

2

Sprinkle four drops of lemon juice on each oyster

3

Place small piece of Calabrian Chili on top of oyster.

4

Cover oyster with Parmesan cheese.

5

Bake in oven at 350 until melted OR place on grill until cheese is melted.

6

Render off lardons of guanciale (bacon) until crispy, use to garnish oyster.

7

Finish with sliced chives on top.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4