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Easy Grilled Oysters with Spicy Butter Sauce


Oysters are absolutely delicious when grilled.  This spicy butter sauce adds some richness and flavor but still leaves that delicious oyster brininess that is so good. Leave the shucking behind by letting the oysters open on the grill and you’ll have an easy, tasty appetizer!



1 cup butter

2 TBS minced garlic

1 TBS minced Italian Parsley

1 tsp dried oregano

3 TBS good parmesan, grated

1 tsp cayenne

1 tsp ancho chili powder

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Flake salt, for sprinkling on the oysters after cooking

Pepper, to taste


Fire up the grill!  For grilling oysters, you’ll need it to run medium-hot to hot.  I like to add a couple of pieces of pecan wood to add some smoke flavor.

Melt the butter, then add other ingredients and stir.

Place the oysters on the girl.  I wear a heat glove, on one hand, to grab the oysters when they begin to open up.  Using an oyster knife, pop the top shell off, slice through the muscle (only if you have a nice shell that will sit nicely on the grill,) and spoon a 1/2 TBS of the butter mixture on the oyster.  Continue to cook fro 203 minutes, or until they start to plump up and look opaque.  Place on a platter.  Lightly sprinkle with flake salt, if desired.

Serve with extra butter sauce, French bread or crackers, and lemon wedges.