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Embrace the briny lure of the ocean with this elegantly simple baked oysters recipe, a quick journey to culinary sophistication that requires less than 20 minutes of your time. This dish calls for sustainably harvested whole oysters, a spritz of lemon, a hint of garlic, a whisper of Herbes de Provence, and a final flourish of olive oil to unify the flavors. This recipe embodies the simplicity of French cuisine while providing nourishment from wholesome ingredients.

Health Benefits of Oysters

Oysters are a powerhouse of nutrients, offering a wealth of health benefits. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle repair and growth, and rich in iron. Oysters are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids, known for their anti-inflammatory properties and their role in maintaining heart health and potentially reducing menstrual discomfort. Additionally, they provide a bounty of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, zinc, and selenium, supporting immune function, skin health, and overall well-being.

Just one can, drained (135 g) of Crown Prince Whole Oysters alone 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.

This recipe is not just delicious but also an incredibly simple way to incorporate a host of essential nutrients into your diet from a natural source, reducing the need for costly supplements.

For those hesitant about trying oysters, this recipe for baked oysters might just convert you. Try it out and share your experience—you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by how much you enjoy it!


Zesty Lemon-Herb Baked Oysters

If you’re into oysters, you’re gonna love how simple and tasty this recipe is. Plus, it’s a great way to add iron and zinc to your diet.

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


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


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). While the oven warms, drain the canned oysters and rinse them with cold water to remove the brine.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the juice of half a lemon, chopped garlic, olive oil, Herbes de Provence, and bread crumbs. Stir until the mixture is well combined. Add the oysters to the bowl, tossing them gently to coat them evenly in the seasoning.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Spread the seasoned oysters out on the sheet, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  4. Bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until the oysters are thoroughly heated.
  5. Once baked, top the oysters with freshly grated lemon zest and a generous squeeze of lemon juice for a citrus burst. Drizzle a touch of olive oil over the top for a smooth finish. 

Serve alongside baby kale greens lightly dressed with olive oil and seasoned with coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper. These oysters are best enjoyed warm, so it is best to serve them immediately after baking.



For those following specific dietary paths, the bread crumbs can be substituted with a gluten-free alternative or omitted entirely for a lighter dish.

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