Grilled Oysters

Yield: 6 to 8  |  Total time: 10 min
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  • 3 dozen fresh raw oysters
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco or Frank's Red Hot, to taste
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges for garnish
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Optional: Fresh chopped parsley


  1. Shuck oysters, keeping as much of the liquor as possible; place on a large sheet pan. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Combine in a small bowl, the melted butter, hot sauce, garlic, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese; stir to combine.  Place shucked oysters on the grill and spoon butter-hot sauce mixture over each oyster.  Cover with grill lid and let cook about 2 minutes or until oysters are just cooked and they start to bubble and shrivel along the edges. Carefully remove oysters to a serving platter and sprinkle, if desired with fresh chopped parley; serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce on the side, and some good bread for mopping up the sauce.

Date Published: August 21, 2013

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