- Dish type
- Seafood starters
Fresh oysters and fennel combine for a beautiful starter.
11 people made this
- 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
MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:8min ›Ready in:23min
- Preheat a barbecue (or the oven to 260 C / Gas 9).
- In a small bowl, blend together the butter, ground fennel seeds, shallots, fennel greens, pepper and salt.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(12)
Reviews in English (10)
by Julie Rex
I am in culinary school and today's assignment was oysters so I thought I would give this recipe a try. Out of 15 different dishes that were prepared by other students this one was, across the board, the favored.Excellent flavor! I will make it when I have my own restraunt for sure!-07 Nov 2006
Our whole family really enjoyed these. The flavor was quite different from the way any of us had eaten oysters before. Kids even liked them although I heard a "too slimy" comment or two. The fennel was unique and very much enjoyed. Thanks.-04 Jul 2000
This was really, really yummy. Use a good, meaty oyster. I also recommend using unsalted butter because most oysters themselves are salty enough. A light, crisp slightly dry white wine is divine with this dish.-03 Jun 2008