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BBQ Oysters in the Shell

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Fresh BBQ Oysters in the shell  from the Pacific waters off Westport Washington! Learn how to grill your own oysters for an amazing  appetizer or entrée.

Grilled Oyster in the shell recipe and tutorial.

Grilled Oyster on the half shell

Susie is sending us a tutorial from the beach today. Her good friends Jan and CB came down for a visit to Susie’s beach house and agreed to help us learn how to grill and serve this seafood treat! Thank you Beachy people!

BBQ Oysters in the Shell

You will need:

  • BBQ Grill – tabletop or full-size
  • Leather Gloves (or equivalent)
  • A good sharp knife or strong screwdriver
  • 12 Oysters
  • Butter
  • Garlic

For a quick, easy and delicious appetizer (or main dish, if you prefer), CB and Jan cook a dozen oysters every dinner we share at their visit to the beach. CB handles the oysters while Jan prepares the butter/garlic. It’s November, so no matter the time of year, oysters can be served.

Jan and CB

Jan and CB

CB and Jan pick up 12 oysters from our local oyster shack, Brady’s Oysters, outside of Westport, Washington.  Brady’s has an Oyster recipe page on their website.

BBQ Oysters in the Shell Recipe:

Preheat Grill on “Meduim” for 5 minutes (We’re using CB’s: Webber Tabletop Grill – so the gauge reads “Medium.” If your dial has numbers, find the mid-range and go for that.)   Place oysters on grill – as many can fit.

Grilled Oyster in the shell recipe and tutorial. http://HomemadeFoodjunkie.com

Oysters on the grill

Heat until they “pop:” We timed it at around 22 minutes.

Oysters ready to shell.   Grilled Oyster in the shell recipe and tutorial. http://homemadeFoodjunkie.com

Oysters ready to shell

When ready to schuck, it’s best to use leather gloves to protect your hands from heat and sharp shells. Place schucking knife (or flat-head screwdriver: anything that will fit into a small opening, yet be strong enough to pry shell open) and twist, turn until shell snaps open. Here’s a quick video to help you get the hang of shelling oysters.

 

 

Grilled Oyster in the shell recipe and tutorial. http://homemadeFoodjunkie.com

Darn No pearls!!

Push the beautiful oysters out of the shell and into a clean bowl and take to the party

Grilled Oyster in the shell recipe and tutorial.

Shelled Oysters

Butter/Garlic Dip

We are all great lovers of garlic. So, our oyster dip is butter and garlic melted on the stove.

Chopping garlic

Chopping garlic for the dip

Jan uses half a cube with 1 clove of garlic, diced

melting garlic

Melting the garlic

Pour the cooked oysters into your butter and pass around the fork

BBQ Oysters in butter garlic sauce. Grilled Oyster in the shell recipe and tutorial.

BBQ Oysters in butter garlic sauce

CB digging in!

CB digging in! Wow, he moves fast!

There ya go! The most delicious oysters to make you smile!

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Susie

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

That's a great idea, Cheryl. Never even occurred to me to toss some on the 'barbie for turkey day. It'd be a great appetizer to keep the hungry at bay until dinner!

Cheryl DeVille

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

CB and Jan thanks for the easy peasy tutorial. Im adding this to our Thanksgiving menu...

Susie

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Love this post! My friends will soooo enjoy this.

homemadefoodjunkie

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Great!

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