Grilled Oysters

Lou Kostura


This is my variation of a recipe that I tried years ago. It is a big hit with a crowd for appetizers or for a few folks for dinner. They don't take long to grill, make sure you have a oyster knife for popping the shells ( I have used a CLEAN Screwdriver in a pinch, however you must be real careful as a slip will cause you to impale your hand quite easily)

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10 Min
10 Min


oysters, medium size
1/4 c
butter, melted
1/4 c
6-8 clove
garlic, minced
limes, juiced
1/4 c
bbq sauce of your choice


1Rinse oysters and brush to make sure they are clear of sand and mud.
2melt butter and add garlic and lime juice.
3put oysters on a med high grill for approx. 5-10 minutes. ( watch for them to start to boil around the edges a bit, however some are sealed so tight you may not see it)
4pop the shells with a oyster knife and cut oyster loose at this time. I hold oyster with a heavy glove.
5return oyster to grill, carefully add 1 tablespoon of bourbon to each shell it will flame a lot if you spill, along with a tablespoon of the butter garlic lime mixture.
6top with a little dab of bbq sauce of your choice. I like stubbs spicy
7when the mixture comes to a simmer remove and serve hot. when i do these for a crowd i serve right off the grill, just remember shells are HOT

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy