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Try these tasty grilled oysters


This chardonnay is so crisp and delicious. It pairs with the oysters just like a sauvignon blanc…PERFECTLY! These grilled oysters are a wonderful way to enjoy oysters this summer, but they can also be baked in the winter!

This recipe appears in Un-Wine’d, which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS. Watch past seasons and current episodes on the PBS app or PBS website. Check the broadcast schedule for local listings. Discover more recipes here.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ lb butter, room temperature
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced1/2 t. Smoked paprika
  • ½ t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 t. Tabasco
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, finely minced
  • ¼ t. Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. freshly grated bread crumbs
  • 1 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 lb oysters, medium size, in juice
  • Oyster shells
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges for garnish
  • Parsley leaves for garnish


Step 1: Preheat the grill to 500 degrees.

Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, parsley, salt, and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice. Blend in half of the butter mixture until well blended.

Step 3: Place the oysters in the oyster shells, being sure to also spoon in a bit of their juice to each to keep them moist during cooking. Top each with a spoon of the butter mixture then the crumb and butter mixture.

Step 4: Place the oysters in the shells on the hot grates. Lower the lid and cook for 3 minutes. Oysters cook very quickly. Raise the lid and move to a platter. Serve with lemon wedges and parsley.

Serves 4


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