12 oysters, shucked
Compound butter, recipe follows
¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
Preparing and Shucking Oysters
Wash and scrub the oysters in cold water. Watch the video below to learn how to shuck the oysters.
Preheat oven to 450°. Arrange shucked oysters on a bed of uncooked rice or beans on a baking sheet. Top each oyster with 1 teaspoon of compound butter. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon panko breadcrumbs. Bake uncovered about 3 minutes, until butter is sizzling, and crumbs are slightly browned.
To make compound butter, blend the following ingredients:
1 stick softened butter
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped pimentos
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic or shallot or scallion (or all of them!)