Yield: 5 servings or 20 appetizers
20 live Oysters
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Clean oysters in the shell thoroughly with a brush. Put in a shallow baking pan, with the deep-side of the shells down. Roast in oven at 450F until the shells part. Open shells and sprinkle oysters with salt and pepper. Serve in the deep halves of the shells. The top half of the shell can be discarded or creatively used as serving dishes for dips or garnish.
Clearly this is a very simple method of cooking scallops. Feel free to use some of your own spices to liven things up a bit. A pinch of garlic might be a good addition. Serving roasted oysters with a seafood dipping sauce could be complimentary as well. Be sure to serve with lemon wedges and a lively garnish.