Baked Creole Oyster and Crab Gratin
Baked Creole Oyster and Crab Gratin

Rustic, buttery, creamy and delicious this is a fast a tasty treat that is great to share. If you have never been introduced to oysters before - welcome - this is your chance to fall in love!



6 fresh oysters

1/4 cup Crab meat



1/2 cup of room temperature unsalted butter

Pinch of salt

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne (less is you want less spicy, more if you want more heat)

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

1 garlic clove, grated

2 Tbsp lemon zest

1 egg beaten, added one half at a time.

3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped



1/4 cup panko

1/3 cup parm

1 garlic clove, grated

1 Tbsp lemon zest

Salt and pepper to season

2 Tbsp parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to broil
  2. Shuck the oysters.
  3. Make the cajun butter by combining the butter with the salt, paprika, cumin, cayenne, chilli powder, garlic and lemon zest. Mix well.
  4. Add half of the egg – not the whole thing. Mix until well combined. Add cilantro and mix.
  5. Place the oysters in a baking dish.
  6. Top with crab meat.
  7. Place dollops of butter on top of the crab and oysters.
  8. Place the baking dish in a ovenproof pan or bake tray making it easier to grab from the oven when it is done. Bake for 2 minutes.
  9. Add crumb and place back under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Remove when golden and toasted.

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