Grilled Oysters with Hot Butter
4 as a meal or 16 as an appetizer
Wood Pellet Recommendation
1 stick Butter, Salted
1 Lemon, Juice
1/4 cup Parsley, Minced Fresh
1/2 tbsp Citrus Spice Rub
1 Garlic, Cloves
24 oysters, scrubbed fresh
1 zest of lemon
Oyster shucking knife
In a bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, and Citrus Spice Rub until smooth and well combined.
- Put on your cut gloves. Place an oyster on a scrunched up dish towel, and place the oyster knife into the hinge of the oyster. Twist the knife while gently applying pressure. The oyster should pop open. Run your knife through the oyster under the top shell to cut the oyster free from the shell and allow the oyster to rest in the deep bottom shell with its juices. Repeat this with the remaining oysters, making sure that there are no shell bits in the oysters.
- Take the oysters out to the grill and place the oyster shells directly onto the grill. Place a ¼-1/2 teaspoon of the butter on top of the oyster—you want to fill the oyster but not overflow the shell.
- Grill the oyster for 2-3 minutes, or until the butter is bubbling and the oyster is plump. Immediately remove the oysters and serve. Repeat with remaining oysters.