The secret to this dish, a chargrilled homage to Gulf oyster houses, is a knockout garlic-herb butter.
2 cups butter, softened
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
2 dozen large fresh oysters on the half shell
How to Make It
Preheat grill to 450°. Pulse first 8 ingredients in a food processor until well combined.
Arrange oysters in a single layer on grill. Spoon 2 tsp. butter mixture into each oyster; grill, uncovered, 7 minutes or until edges curl.
Broiled Oysters: Preheat broiler with oven rack 3 inches from heat. Prepare recipe as directed, placing oysters in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan. Broil 4 minutes or until edges curl and butter drips over the shell.