Miso Baked Oysters-A Quick And Easy West Coast Appetizer

Miso Baked Oysters-A Quick And Easy West Coast Appetizer

This week’s recipe is Japanese inspired Miso Baked Oysters. These are a bright and unctuous riff on Oysters Rockefeller inspired by one of my favourite though now closed Japanese restaurants. Oysters are baked over spinach with a rich and zippy sauce and topped with a touch of cheese to seal in the creamy goodness. But guess what? The sauce is dairy free so if you have dietary restrictions, just skip the cheesy topping and you’ll still have a delicious and impressive appetizer.

Creamy Baked Oysters
Creamy Baked Oysters

Dinner for your Valentine

As February nears, I’m cooking up some delicious and romantic recipes and oysters are a classic aphrodisiac. These little bites are perfect as a Valentines day appetizer or add in some crusty bread and a crispy salad and make it your dinner.

Miso Baked Oysters Rockefeller
Miso Baked Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters are a Superfood

Not only delicious, sustainable and easily accessible on the west coast of North America, these little beauties are soooo good for you! Very high in protein while low in fat, these pack high levels of Vitamin B12, Iron and zinc and a substantial amount of vitamin C. For those who avoid red meat, these can be an important (and tasty) source for B vitamins and iron which is not frequently found and not as easily absorbed through plant based foods.

Pacific Raw Oysters From British Columbia
Pacific Raw Oysters From British Columbia

If you want to try some other oyster recipes try my classic Oyster Stew recipe

Classic Oyster Stew Perfect For Christmas Eve
Classic Oyster Stew Perfect For Christmas Eve

or my very Crispy Pan Fried Oysters.

Super Crispy Pan Fried Oysters With Lemon Caper Aioli (Mayo)
Super Crispy Pan Fried Oysters With Lemon Caper Aioli (Mayo)
Broiled Oysters With Japanese Miso
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Miso Baked Oysters

Miso, lemon and oysters are the stars of this Japanese riff on Oysters Rockefeller. Quick and easy, these oysters are tangy and bubbling with cheese. Broil them in their shells or use a ramekin.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, canadian, Gluten Free, Japanese, PNW, seafood, West Coast, Wild Food
Keyword Baked, Easy, easy appetizer, Japanese, Lemon, Miso, Oysters, Spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 Oysters
Author Sabrina Currie


  • 12 Oysters, shucked, shells reserved if using to bake oysters in
  • 3/4 c Japanese Mayonnaise If you substitute regular mayo, you may want to use a little more lemon juice in the recipe
  • 2 tbsp Miso paste I use light miso but any miso will work well
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 c Fresh Spinach, shredded or chiffonade
  • 1/2 c Cheddar or Mozzarella cheese, shredded (2 oz)
  • 5 dashes Hot Sauce (I use Tobasco)
  • *Optional* Garnish with extra wedges of lemon, sprinkling of parsley and/or paprika


  1. Preheat broiler or bbq to high.

  2. Set out oyster shells or ramekins (6-12 depending on size of oysters and the size of serving you would like) on a baking sheet. TIP- If using oyster shells, help them stay upright and stable by placing them on a bed of rock salt or kosher salt.

    Baking Oysters Rockefeller in Shells
  3. Divide spinach equally between shells or ramekins. Top with oysters, if you are using large oysters, I like to cut them in 2-4 pieces each so they are easy to scoop and eat.

    Cut Large Oysters Into Smaller Pieces For Baked Oysters
  4. Spoon approximately 1 tbsp miso mayo sauce over each one and then sprinkle with cheese.

    Top Oysters With Miso Sauce And Cheese
  5. Slide under broiler and broil until bubbling and brown and oysters are cooked, approx 5-8 minutes depending on height of oven rack and temperature of your broiler.

    Broiling Best Baked Oysters
  6. Remove from oven. Note: broiled cheesy dishes get HOT and can burn so let these cool 5 minutes before eating.

    Miso Oysters Baked In A Ramekin
  7. *Optional* Garnish with chopped parsley or paprika if you like.

    Miso Baked Oysters Rockefeller
Bubbly Baked Oysters Japanese Style Recipe
Bubbly Baked Oysters Japanese Style Recipe
Miso Baked Oysters-(Japanese Oysters Rockelfeller)
Miso Baked Oysters-(Japanese Oysters Rockelfeller)

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