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Oysters Roasted with Almonds and Butter

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French


  • 12 fresh oysters
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup almond meal or ground almonds
  • 1 ½ tsp Grand Marnier optional or replace with brandy as in original recipe
  • 1 small garlic clove; grated
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan forced)
  • Cream the butter and almond meal; grate in the garlic and add the Grand Marnier. Also add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Pour off the extra liquid from the oysters and cover each with a tsp of the almond mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately garnished with a pinch of cayenne pepper