Oysters on the Grill

Serves 4

Who says that you need to be limited in your grilling choices? Next time, venture out and try this fantastic recipe.


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh basil, tarragon
  • & thyme, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt to taste
  • 36 fresh large oysters, in the shell, scrubbed


Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in herbs, garlic, juice, zest, and salt to taste.

Inspect oysters to make sure they are all tightly closed; discard any oysters whose shells do not close to the touch. Place directly on grate. Cover and cook until they open slightly; about 4 to 6 minutes.

Using an oven mitt or work glove to protect your hands, remove the top shells. Discard any unopened oysters. Drizzle a little herb butter onto each oyster. Slurp and enjoy!

Recipe reprinted by permission of Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. All rights reserved.

RecID 8573

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