Barbecued Oysters



Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon sea salt
24 oysters
2 large lemons, cut into wedges


Stir together first 4 ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Scrub oysters under running water; discard any that are open and do not close within a few seconds. Grill oysters over high heat (400° to 500°) about 5 minutes, until shells open slightly. Pry off top shell, using oven mitts to protect hands from hot shells and liquid. Discard top shell; loosen meat from bottom shell. Top each oyster with 1/2 tablespoon butter mixture. Return oysters to grill; cook until butter melts and liquid bubbles. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

July 2006