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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

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


Sprinkle four drops of lemon juice on each oyster


Place small piece of Calabrian Chili on top of oyster.


Cover oyster with Parmesan cheese.


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


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


Finish with sliced chives on top.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4