Tequila Butter Oysters Recipe

Tequila Butter Oysters

Serves 6

These oven-roasted oysters share a couple ingredients with margaritas, so you might as well serve them together! If you are unsure about what type of oysters to get, ask our fishmongers for a seasonal recommendation—they are happy to shuck them for you, too!


  • 1 dozen fresh medium-to-large oysters
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp tequila
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • Tajín (chili-lime seasoning)
  • Optional:
  • Coarse salt or uncooked rice to level the oysters while baking


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Shuck oysters, leaving oysters in bottom shell and discarding tops.
  3. To keep oysters from tipping while baking, sprinkle a layer of coarse salt or rice on a rimmed baking sheet. Place oysters on salt or rice, if using, or directly on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until oysters are cooked—the edges of the oysters will curl away from the shell.
  5. While oysters are baking, melt butter. Stir in tequila along with zest and juice of one lime. Set aside.
  6. Remove oysters from oven and arrange on serving platter. Spoon butter mixture over oysters. Sprinkle with Tajín and serve warm.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Calories: 160
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 70 mg
Sodium: 230 mg
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fiber: 0 g
Total Sugar: 0 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 10 g
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