Oysters with Chive Butter and Aïoli

May 19, 2012

Raw oysters on the half shell are quite the thing, but I also relish mine cooked. For this recipe, I filled the opened shells with chive butter (chives were the first to come up in the garden) and aïoli. The aïoli once heated becomes something between a holandaise and a creamy cheese. But you can also skip the baking and serve the oysters raw with the same ingredients. Either way, the flavours are terrific, so it’s up to you!

You’ll need:

• 12 oysters
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 2 tablespoons chive, chopped
• 2 tablespoons aïoli

Preheat the oven to 450°F.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add the chives, simmer on low for a minute, and remove from heat.
Shuck the oysters and lay them on a pan or baking sheet.
Put a bit of the chive butter in each oyster and top with some aioli.
Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until the aioli is golden brown.
Serve right away.

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Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful May 20, 2012 at 4:25 am

My husband would absolutely love these oysters. This is a really lovely recipe.

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myfudo May 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Wow! Really delectable oysters…Perfect for my husband’s homecoming party on the 3oth. He’d love to come home to these. =)

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Bryan May 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Cool, I know I would!

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kale May 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

You know what’s weird? I’ve actually never eaten a cooked oyster. I grew up sucking them back by the bucketful with a cold beer-yes, I “grew up” drinking beer, ahem- but I am so curious to try a cooked oyster! And chive butter sounds, obviously, delicious.

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yummyfoodmadeeasy May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

OOOh! These look so delicious!! I cant wait to try them! Thank you for sharing!

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Bryan May 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Enjoy!

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kale May 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I think your site sometimes swallows my comments… but I forgive it.
I’ve never had the pleasure of trying cooked oysters. I’ve only ever sucked them back raw with a cold beer! I would love to try them cooked with the chive butter and aïoli.

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Bryan May 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Oh sorry about that, I’m trying to fix the problem..
Give them a try, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

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Rolando June 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm

This was awesome, thank you!

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