Oysters that are available in Melbourne where I live are for eating raw, most of them are small, and VERY expensive. I don’t enjoy raw Oysters but I love cooked Oysters. If you have not-so-fresh Oysters and you need to cook them, this is a good recipe to try. If your Oysters are large ones, they are perfect for this dish.


1 Serving


1 serving Pasta *I cooked 80g Spiral Pasta
Salt for cooking Pasta
6 Oysters
Salt & Pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons Plain Flour
1 tablespoon (15g) Butter
1 small clove Garlic *chopped OR crushed
1/3 cup Thickened Cream *OR Milk can be used
*Note: I think 1/4 cup is not enough and 1/2 cup is too much.
15g grated Tasty Cheese (Cheddar) *OR 1 sliced Tasty Cheese
1 handful Baby Spinach
Freshly Ground Black Pepper *optional
Grated Parmesan *optional

  1. Cook Pasta in boiling salted water according to the instruction on the package.
  2. Clean Oysters, drain well, and place them on a sheet of paper towel to remove excess water. Prepare 1 tablespoon Plain Flour in a bowl.
  3. When the Pasta is half cooked, season Oysters with Salt & Pepper, roll them on the Flour and coat well, add extra Flour if required, melt Butter in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook Oysters on both sides.
  4. Add Cream and Cheese, then add Pasta with 1-2 tablespoons salted water that has been cooking pasta, and season with Salt & Pepper. Add Baby Spinach and mix to combine.
  5. *Note: Today I added some freshly ground Black Pepper and some grated Parmesan on top.