How to Make Delicious Grilled Oysters
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.
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.