Grilled BBQ Oysters February 11 2017, 0 Comments

This recipe was developed while partnering with my buddy Doug of DWPBBQ at a class we hosted together at TJ's Seafood in Dallas in the summer of 2016.

This recipe is true Texas oysters and makes an oyster lover even out of naysayers!

Ingredients

  • Dozen oysters, shucked
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 C seasoned bread crumbs
  • Your favorite BBQ Sauce. We recommend Meat Mitch.
Compound Butter Ingredients (Optional - you can use a high quality butter such as Banner Butter)
  • 1 lb butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp Meat Church The Gospel or Honey Hog BBQ Rub
  • ½ bunch of green onions minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

 

Prepare your Grill
Prepare your grill (we use a Big Green Egg) for direct grilling at a temperature of 400.

Prepare the Compound Butter

Allow the butter to soften. Combine butter, garlic, onion and BBQ Rub thoroughly.

Lay the butter on parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll it up to form a log and tie each end with butcher’s twine. Place in the freezer for an hour to solidify. You can use this butter on any grilled meats to enhance the flavor.

Prepare the Oysters

Shuck the oysters keeping all of the juice in the shell.

Grill the Oysters
Sprinkle the oysters with bread crumbs and place directly on the grill. Cook them for 4 minutes. You will be looking for the edge of the oyster to start to curl slightly.

After 4 minutes place a spoonful of butter in the oysters. After the butter melts add a pinch of pepper jack cheese.

Removed the oysters after 5 total minutes. Top with a squirt of BBQ sauce and a few chopped onions. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then down the hatch!