What To Do With Smoked Oysters in A Can

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Canned smoked oysters are the perfect little morsel. They are smoky and salty and have a nice little bit to them. They’re not slimy or briny but (as the name would suggest) smokier.  But what can you do with them?

Canned smoked oysters can be a quick snack or a yummy addition to a dish. So sit back, relax, open your can of smoked oysters, and enjoy all the recipes you can try with them below.

Recipes Using Canned Smoked Oysters (6 Delicious Ideas)

Below are 6 yummy recipes with smoked oysters. Note you can also use freshly smoked oysters, the recipes will work just as well.

Smoked Oyster Spread

This spread is a really basic oyster recipe. It only has four ingredients: oysters, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and cream cheese.

Feel free to experiment with the seasoning and adjust for personal preference. 

Lemon Pasta With Smoked Oysters

Looking for something more substantial than a snack? This pasta may be exactly what you need.  It has few ingredients, can be thrown together quickly, and is great for a midday meal during the week. 

See the recipe here

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Smoked Oyster Pâté 

Feeling a bit fancy? This pâté is an amazing appetizer and is very easy to make. 

You can even make it the night before and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat the tastiest oysters. 

See the recipe here

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Clam Chowder With Smoked Oysters

This soup is made with many delicious ingredients, such as potatoes, canned clams, and oysters. It’s perfect for colder weather and a hearty meal. 

See the recipe here

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Smoked Oyster Rockefeller Dip

 Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing dish for your next party? This Smoked Oyster Rockefeller Dip is highly addictive. It is best served with crackers or pretzels.

See the recipe here

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Topped With Hot Sauce

Do you like your food spicier? A dash of hot sauce is popular with plain canned smoked oysters. You can also get smoked oysters with chili flavor already added. 

With a Squeeze of Lemon

Sometimes, simplicity is the best option without additional sauces. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and eat them straight out of the can. 

None of My Ideas Taking Your Fancy? 

No problem. Here are some other options to inspire you in your next smoked oyster adventure. 

Canned smoked oysters are incredibly versatile and are great as an appetizer or a part of a main meal.

Are Canned Smoked Oysters Good for You?

 Not only do they taste good, they’re also good for you! Canned smoked oysters are rich in protein and full of additional health benefits. 

They are full of omega-3 and iron and boost your immune system. 

Cheap as Chips (But Full of Flavor)

One of the highlights of canned smoked oysters is that they’re pretty cheap. A small can cost about $2-3. These small tins will contain about 20-30 oysters. 

Where Can I Buy Canned Smoked Oysters?

Most supermarkets should supply canned smoked oysters. The tins come in a variety of flavors and different-sized oysters.  One of the great things about canned seafood is that it should last up to a year. 

How To Store Leftover Oysters

 If you didn’t eat all your oysters, place them in an airtight container. Store them in the fridge and eat within 2 days.  Always check your smoked oysters before eating them in case they’ve gone off! 

Canned smoked oysters aren’t just dull canned food; they’re a healthy, tasty, cheap treat. 

Oysters are a great addition to any meal and are highly underrated. Who needs fresh oysters when you can have smoked ones? 

Are you a fan of canned smoked oysters? 

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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