Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

The secret to this dish, a chargrilled homage to Gulf oyster houses, is a knockout garlic-herb butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to 450°. Pulse first 8 ingredients in a food processor until well combined.

Step 2

Arrange oysters in a single layer on grill. Spoon 2 tsp. butter mixture into each oyster; grill, uncovered, 7 minutes or until edges curl.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews


July 26, 2017
These are seriously fantastic. I made the sauce exactly as the recipe stated above. Grilled on a Santa Maria style BBQ pit with red oak wood. Threw some rinsed oysters on whole, waited for them to crack open, detached the oyster from the shell, spooned the butter sauce over, and placed back on the grill till the butter bubbled. Let it cool and wah-la! We made it as appetizers for my moms birthday. People that didn't even like oysters ate them..and loved them!!! This recipe is a winner!

Great Oysters!!!

February 14, 2017
Absolutely delicious. I have made it on several occasions, and every time it's a hit! I use only 1 stick of butter.