Close this search box.

Oysters a la Boston

This is a straightforward and accessible way of bringing a degree of sophistication and luxury to your dining table, the oysters, gruyere and butter combining to gorgeously silky effect, offset by the crunch of fried breadcrumbs. Variations you might wish to try include swapping the gruyere for parmesan or adding a dot of double cream.


  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time7 min
  • Total Time27 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Course
    • Canape
    • Starter
  • Cooking Method
    • Grill


  • 3-4 slices of quality white bread
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • White pepper
  • 12 oysters, shucked and removed from their shells (drain and reserve the deeper bottom shells)
  • 100g gruyere, grated
  • 25g unsalted butter, diced



Blitz the bread in a blender.


Heat the oil in a saute pan over a medium to high heat then add the breadcrumbs and cook for 1-2 minutes until crispy. Remove the breadcrumbs from the pan to a plate covered with a piece of kitchen paper.


Add a pinch of white pepper and a generous pinch of fried breadcrumbs to each reserved oyster shell, then place the oysters on top.


Sprinkle the oysters with gruyere and a few more breadcrumbs, then place a piece of butter on top.


Cook under the grill on a medium heat for 6-7 minutes then serve immediately.

Free Nationwide Shipping

Place Order On
Earliest Delivery
Mon 10am – Tue 10am
Tue 10am – Wed 10am
Wed 10am – Thu 10am
Thu 10am – Mon 10am

Get 10% Off In 3 Easy Steps

1. Click here

2. Tell the world what you think about Fresh Fish Daily

3. Email a link to your review to [email protected] and we’ll send you a discount code to use on your next order

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think – for example what we do well, where we can improve or what you’d like to see us add to our product range. Thank you!

What's Inside the Box?

Watch this short video to see what you can expect when you place an order with Fresh Fish Daily.

For more details on our packaging click here and for delivery click here. Read our customer reviews here.

Skip to content