Oysters are the perfect food for a party, but you may be wondering how many oysters you should eat. As with any seafood, it’s important to know how to choose and prepare oysters. Here’s everything you need to know about serving oyster hors d’oeuvres at your next party.
How Many Oysters Can You Eat?
Oysters are very low in calories and fat, making them an excellent choice for party appetizers. Depending on what kind of sauce or toppings you use and how large your serving dish is, one dozen raw oysters can serve between 10 and 20 people as an appetizer.
One dozen raw oysters contains approximately 170 calories, almost 4 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of fat and no carbohydrates. If you’re worried about sodium intake, note that one dozen raw oysters contains around 110 milligrams of sodium — less than 2 percent of the recommended daily value (RDI). However, this will vary depending on the amount of salt used in preparation or added by your guests.
How Do You Serve Raw Oysters?
Raw oysters are typically served on their own with nothing added except maybe a squeeze.
Last modified: October 13, 2022