How to Make Delicious Grilled Oysters

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If you’re an oyster lover, you’ve likely enjoyed them in all their recipe version glory: Fried, raw, Rockefeller, and in soup.  But have you tried oysters on the grill?  If not, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. 

Grilled oysters offer a unique, crispy addition to any outdoor gathering.  So, if you want to fire up your grill at home, pour your guests some wine—or break out a cold beer—and give them a try, we’ve provided a few tips, and recipes, that will give you a whole new appreciation for this incredible delicacy. 

Tips for Grilling Oysters

  • Make sure the grill has been preheated
  • Keep the heat at medium to medium high 
  • Place the oysters cup side down
  • Be sure not to overcook oysters (They finish quickly)
  • Use tongs, or gloves, to remove oysters from the grill

Here are a few easy recipes you can try at home:


Grilled Oysters with Gremolata 


2 cups bread crumbs

2 teaspoons lemon zest

2 teaspoons fresh finely chopped parsley

3 teaspoons grated Parmesan 

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or preference)

⅓ teaspoon onion powder

1 pound butter

1/2 cup minced fresh garlic

red chili flakes (to taste)

Fresh juice of 1 lemon

Salt (to taste)

2 dozen shucked oysters ( set aside)



Melt a little butter on medium heat in a sauté pan, then add breadcrumbs, and stir until they are evenly toasted.

In a saucepan, melt 1 pound of butter. Then, remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients (except the oysters)

Place the shucked oysters on a grill that’s been preheated to medium, and drizzle a bit of butter on each one. When the oysters begin to curl a bit (This will only take a couple minutes) remove them from the grill, top with the Gremolata and serve immediately.  Delicious!


Grilled Oysters Drizzled with Chipotle and Honey Butter 


1/2 stick butter (softened)

2 tablespoons quality honey

3 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 minced chipotle chili in adobo 

1 dozen shucked oysters



Incorporate the butter, honey, garlic and chipotle in a medium mixing bowl.  


In the meantime: Get the grill preheated to medium. Place a bit of the sauce on each shucked oyster and carefully set them on the grill. 

As soon as the sauce begins to bubble a bit  (this will only take about 3 minutes) remove them from the grill to avoid overcooking. 

Pour the wine, and serve the oysters up quickly—while they’re still bubbly and hot.  Enjoy! 


Grilled Oysters with Bacon



1 stick of softened butter 

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. fresh minced garlic

2 Dozen shucked oysters

1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce 

8 strips of cooked and crumbled bacon



In a bowl. incorporate the butter, lemon juice, and garlic. 

Preheat the grill to a medium high heat. Place the shucked oysters on the grill. Top each one with a spoonful of barbecue sauce and a spoonful of the butter mixture. 

When the edges begin to curl (this is generally just a couple minutes) remove them from the heat. 

Top the oysters with the bacon crumbles, and serve immediately. 


At Stiltsville Fish Bar, we’ve got just what you’re craving. If you’re an oyster lover, you’ll find oyster sliders, raw oysters, and, yes, even an incredible grilled version on our menu

If you can never get enough of this delicacy: Tuesday is our $1.00 oyster night.  So, come hungry, and come for your fill. 

You’ll find us at 1787 Purdy Avenue in Miami Beach. For reservations, just give us a call at 786. 353.0477.  We look forward to serving you.

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