Lemony Baked Oysters

July 28, 2022

Where + How to donate your old clothes

10 foods that help reduce inflammation

6 zero-waste cleaning recipes

Now Trending:

I'm Madeleine!

I’m the girlfriend you text when you’re scratching your head reading labels in the grocery store, the confidante you blurt your “I can’t tell anyone else!” bathroom shenanigans to and the handy science nerd who comes through with the best cost-cutting, time-saving health tips you don’t know how you ever lived without.


recipe baked oysters

This baked oysters recipe is super easy to make (less than 20 minutes) and so delicious — if you like oysters, of course! 😉

All you need is a can of whole oysters (preferably sustainably raised), lemon, garlic, Herbes de Provence, and olive oil.

Health Benefits of Oysters

Why eat oysters during menstrual phase?

The average woman loses about 2-3 tablespoons of blood during menstruation (about 30-40 milliliters). Although according to some studies, women may actually be loosing up to 60 milliliters of blood (around 2.7 ounces). That’s about one-and-a-half shot glasses full!

While there are various reasons as to why & how much women may bleed during their menstrual phase (see a health specialist if you’re concerned about your period health) eating foods rich in nutrients such as iron, zinc, copper, and healthy fats (such as oysters!!) can help to re-mineralize your body after your period. 

In fact, just one can, drained (135 g) of Crown Prince Whole Oysters contains 14 mg (80% DV) of iron, 6,325 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, and 18 grams of protein! Not to mention nutrients such as Copper, Selenium, and Vitamin B12.

Fun fact: Did you know 6 raw oysters contain about 329 mg of EPA and DHA (combined)?

Why this matters?

According to a study published the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, women who consumed omega-3 fatty acids experienced less period pain than their counterparts! More research needs to be done but according to this study, “the use of omega-3 fatty acids could potentially offer an alternative to NSAIDs for the safe and effective treatment of women experiencing dysmenorrheal symptoms.” While not conclusive, I do find this kind of research to be pretty promising! Plus, foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are pretty tasty!

Such as this Lemony Baked Oyster recipe! Not only is this recipe super tasty but it’s extremely simple to make. Plus, a great way to get healthy nutrients from real food without having to purchase expensive supplements.

If you’re on the fence about oysters, I highly recommend you try this recipe and let me know what you think once you’ve made it!


Lemony Baked Oysters

This recipe is so easy and delicious (if you like oysters, of course 😉 and a great way to add iron and zinc to your diet. All you need is a can of oysters (preferably sustainably raised), lemon, garlic, herbs de Provence, and olive oil. 

  • Author: The Wise Consumer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz / 226 g) can whole oysters (Crown Prince Whole Oysters), drained
  • 1 lemon (preferably organic)
  • 23 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs
  • salt/pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Drain and rinse canned oysters.
  3. Place oysters in a small bowl and add 1/2 lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, Herbes de Provence, and bread crumbs. Mix until oysters are thoroughly coated.
  4. Place oysters on baking sheet and bake in oven for 12 minutes, until warmed through.

To serve:

Once baked, top oysters with freshly grated lemon zest, lemon juice (the more lemon juice the better!) and a bit of olive oil. Serve alongside baby kale greens drizzled in olive oil. These are best enjoyed while still warm. 

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag me — can't wait to see what you've made!

Other Menstrual Phase Recipes

Not a fan of oysters but looking to for another great recipe to add to your diet during your menstrual phase? Check out my Turkey Meatballs with Chicken Liver Recipe or my Healing Seaweed Soup

The Wise Consumer

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment
follow along 
on Instagram:

© the wise consumer