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grilled oysters

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a recipe by
Lou Kostura
Belmont, CA

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)

★★★★★ 1
serves 2-10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled oysters

  • 36
    oysters, medium size
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
  • 6-8 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 4
    limes, juiced
  • 1/4 c
    bbq sauce of your choice

How To Make grilled oysters

  • 1
    Rinse oysters and brush to make sure they are clear of sand and mud.
  • 2
    melt butter and add garlic and lime juice.
  • 3
    put 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)
  • 4
    pop the shells with a oyster knife and cut oyster loose at this time. I hold oyster with a heavy glove.
  • 5
    return 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.
  • 6
    top with a little dab of bbq sauce of your choice. I like stubbs spicy
  • 7
    when 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