Yemaya's Oysters
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Yemaya's Oysters

These Yemaya's Oysters named after the Goddess of the Sea are simply delicious!  Freshly shucked oysters and topped with simple ingredients.  Oysters on the half shell, true oyster perfection!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 2 dozen oysters shucked
  • Tabasco Green pepper sauce
  • 2-4 limes quartered and sprinkle lime juice on top of oysters


  • 1 roma tomato chopped
  • 1 small sprig of scallion chopped
  • 1 lime juiced


  • coarse sea salt
  • crushed ice



  • Mix chopped ingredients together. Add lime juice. Mix together and set aside in refrigerator while you shuck oysters.

Tray for Oysters

  • Add sea salt to bottom of a tray, add crushed ice on top (sea salt helps keep the ice from melting).


  • Rinse oysters under cold water. Remove any mud or debris from shells.
  • Discard any oysters that are open and don't close when tapped. (Oysters that don't close are dead and must be discarded)
  • Shuck oysters and place on top of tray. Keep oysters cold. Top with chopped ingredients, if using.
  • Sprinkle lime juice on each oyster and a few drops of the green tabasco sauce.
  • Serve immediately! Enjoy!


If you're not sure how to shuck an is a  video by Chef Jason Hill on Chef Tips that will help.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg