Grilled Oysters with Tabasco-Leek Butter

Photo: Jody Horton

"Oysters on the half shell can wobble on the grill," James Holmes says. "That's a good thing—some butter will spill onto the coals, which smokes the oysters at the same time."

Yield: Makes 2 dozen oysters
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium leek, white and tender green parts only, very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco
  • Salt
  • 24 oysters on the half shell

Preparation

  1. In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the leek and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened and lightly browned, 8 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, transfer to a bowl and let cool. Stir in the garlic, lemon juice and Tabasco. Soften the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and combine thoroughly with the leek mixture. Season with salt.
  2. Light a grill. Place a dollop of leek butter on each oyster. Grill the oysters over high heat until just cooked through and the butter is melted, about 1 minute. Serve right away.
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