Gratin of Oysters with Laverbread

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Leaves from The Walnut Tree: Cooking of a Lifetime

Leaves from The Walnut Tree

By Ann Taruschio and Franco Taruschio

Published 1993

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  • 24 oysters
  • 100 g/ oz butter
  • 1 small very finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • juice ½ lemon
  • salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 200 g/7 oz laverbread
  • 60 g/2 oz fresh fine white breadcrumbs


    Open the oysters reserving half their juice, discarding the rest, and place them in the deepest shell halves. Discard the shallow halves. Mix together the butter, onion, parsley, lemon juice and the oyster juice. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture over half the oysters, and cover the other half with laverbread.

    Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and cook in the oven 180°C/350°F/gas 4 for 4 minutes. Serve at once.