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Grilled Oysters (Baked Oysters)

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) – oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious. | rasamalaysia.com

Grilled Oysters (Baked Oysters) Recipe

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) – oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious. | rasamalaysia.com
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Ingredients:

6 big shell-on oysters
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
Paprika, to taste
2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
Lemon wedges, optional

Method:
Shuck the oysters and set aside.

Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, parsley leaves, and season with paprika (to taste). Add some melted butter in each oyster.

Grill on outdoor grill for about 5-8 minutes or until they are cooked. Serve immediately. You can add a squirt of lemon juice before eating.

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) - oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious | rasamalaysia.com

Grilled Oysters (Baked Oysters)

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) – oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious.

Originally posted in May 2009, updated with new photos.

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) - oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious | rasamalaysia.com

Oysters are plentiful and affordable in the United States. We’re blessed with fresh, live, big, fat, and succulent oysters all year long from the east coast and west coast. I would be sharing more oyster recipes if I don’t have to shuck them. To me, shucking oyster is the most difficult kitchen chore, a skill that I haven’t quite mastered. The last time I bought oysters, I almost used a hammer. Anyway, I found a market who shucks oysters for me now, so hurray!

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) - oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious | rasamalaysia.com

One of my favorite things to grill during summer is oysters—big, fat, juicy and succulent oysters on the half shell. They are one of the easiest things to make, and the end results are so delicious that I can just eat so many of them. Ahh, the fun of summer and the endless possibilities of grilling everything edible under the sun.

Grilled oysters (baked oysters) - oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious | rasamalaysia.com

I created this grilled osyters recipe after I tried out a similar recipe at a seafood buffet recently. You need a few simple ingredients to bring out the natural briny good taste of the oysters: finely chopped garlic, parsley leaves, salt, paprika, and butter. It’s that simple. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can baked them in the oven and the results are equally tantalizing. Before serving, you may add a squirt of lemon juice or lime juice and enjoy!

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  1. Anonymous

    OMG, major droolage. Those baked oysters are big fat and juicy. Oh my, too bad where I live, I cannot find oysters easily, but I can at least drool at your baked oysters pictures!

    • Since I am getting better at shucking oysters and the new tricks some of you shared at shucking, you will see a few more oysters recipe here at RM. And yes, that include some awesome Chinese style steamed oysters. Stay tuned.

  2. Here too you can fins very fresh and delicious oysters (I live near te see), and opening them is’nt so difficult: just buy a good short knive, and protect your hands! Your recipe seems delicious and tasty. i’ll try soon. Thank you sharing..

  3. I saw on a cooking show once that you can steam them for like a second and they will partly open, which allows you to fully open them in a jiffy. Sounds like the easy way out!
    Delish looking oysters!

  4. Your photos are always so exquisite – as are your recipes. These oysters look outstanding. Sadly I’d never get to make them at my house, my husband hates the smell of shellfish cooking. Boo.

  5. Where in the name of god did you get oysters 99 cents?!! I’ve also heard that if you plan to bake the oysters anyway, you can stick them in the oven unshucked for a couple of minutes until they just barely begin to open. Then take them out and shuck (WAY easier than if they were raw), add ingredients, and bake once again!

  6. I am an oyster aficionado! This topping sounds wonderful. Now, if you want to make your shucking easier, you can heat them first, then add topping and finish cooking. We put them on the grill, in about 60 seconds they are ready to shuck, easily. And then we add topping and grill another minute to heat through…Butter and hot oyster is a magical combination!
    Your photos lovely too. My oh my I would love these right now.
    LL

  7. This looks very nice. I think you would have preserved the natural sweetness of the oyster very well. You should try with cheese and garlic too :P But that’s mainly the texture of oyster with cheese and garlic.

    I like it fresh with lemon juice. I can shuck oysters too because I did it during my summer job at Seaworld :)

  8. How lucky you are to have such great supply of oyster. I am yet to see some fresh ones here.

    Oysters have such distinctive textures, I guess that’s why not much spices are needed. Great recipe, Bee

  9. Your photos are always so perfect, I almost cried looking at the beautiful baked oysters because I can’t reach in to grab them hehe … and at 99 cents each, they are such a great deal which I will never be able to find in Singapore =P

  10. I love shellfish but could never quite stomach raw oysters. It’s not that i object to the taste, rather my stomach never seems to want to accept them. I’ll definitely give these a try though. Thanks!

  11. Charlotte

    This was a fantastic recipe! I picked up some Kumamoto oysters from Santa Monica Seafood to make this.

    The only thing i did differently was saute the butter, kosher salt, garlic and paprika before pouring it on the oysters. Then it was topped with the parsely to give it a crisp from baking.

    Thanks for sharing this, it was fantastic!

  12. chris

    Hi Rasa.Can,t wait for our oyster season in oz so i can try your recipes.Was an o/f for 18years and tried many different ways,my favourite being traditional irish.Cracked pepper,mild grilling cheese,with butter and lemon juice sauce.Also try opening oysters by knibbling away the corner of the oyster(closest to the abductor mussel)with a pair of side cutters or heavy duty scissors till you see a small gap.This will enable easier access.ps,if you ever come to australia,make contact via my email or facebook and i will steer you in the right direction for the best oysters.

  13. Dreighton Rosier

    Add some spinach and a few drops of Herbsaint to have an effect a lot like Oysters Rockerfeller.
    I grew up in Biloxi, bought bags of oysters from kids in the East end (before the water got bad) and the folks living next door made excellent home brew. A couple of bags of oysters a couple of bottles of their brew … !!!

  14. Thank you for sharing the wonderful recipe. I tried mine last night with coconut oil (only because there was no butter in my fridge) and it gave additional taste and aroma as appetizers.

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