- On a baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven or in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, cook benne seeds until evenly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Remove to a mortar and grind with a pestle until a paste forms, adding a few drops of oyster liquor or cream if necessary.
- Heat cream and oyster liquor together in a saucepan. Gradually stir in benne paste, then add oysters and continue to heat until the oysters are just curled, it takes only a minute. Season with cayenne and black pepper.