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Oyster Casserole (Ostiones en Cazuela)

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  • 1 pint shucked select or large oysters, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half, divided
  • 2 cups cracker crumbs (about 20 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Lime or lemon wedges


  1. Mix oysters and tomatoes; arrange in ungreased 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Pour 1/4 cup of half-and-half over mixture.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients except lime or lemon wedges and remaining half-and-half; sprinkle over oysters and tomatoes. Pour remaining half and half over crumb mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F until light brown, about 30 minutes.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedges.