Grilled Oysters (Baked Oysters) Recipe

Grilled oysters - oyster on the half shell with garlic, butter, parsley and paprika. Juicy, briny and crazy delicious grilled oysters recipe.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Oysters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 54 kcal


  • 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)


  1. Shuck the oysters and set aside.
  2. Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, parsley leaves, and season with paprika (to taste). Add some melted butter in each oyster.
  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

The secret trick about shucking oysters is to have the "flatter" side of the oyster facing you, then start at the hinge of the oyster (the pointed end of the oyster). Insert an oyster knife or a small knife at the hinge, twist the knife a few times and pop the shell open. You can check out this video by Ming Tsai on how to shuck oysters.

If you bake these oysters, preheat your oven to 375F and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Oysters (Baked Oysters) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.