New Orleans Grilled Oysters
Oysters can be cooked in their shells on your barbecue grill. The heat from the grill steams the oysters. They make a great appetizer. So easy and so delicious, a local New Orleans tradition.
6 fresh oysters in the shell per person
Basting sauce made from:
About one stick melted butter, chopped fresh galic to taste, salt and pepper to taste, for each 6 oyster batch.
Preheat barbecue grill. Or use a toaster oven set high. Scrub the oyster shells under cold running water with a brush. Open, discard top shell and losen oyster from bottom shell.
Place about a table spoon of the flavored melted butter over each oyster.
Place oysters (cup side on bottom) on hot grill about 4 inches from hot coals. Cover barbecue with lid, open any vents, and cook 3 to 5 minutes (depending on size) or until done to your taste. Using a oven mit, remove the oysters from the grill, taking care not to spill their juices.
Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese and chopped green onion on top of hot oysters. Transfer onto a serving platter. Serve with left over melted butter, your favorite hot sauce, and lemon wedges.
Submitted by 'Oyster Boy' of New Orleans.