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"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Oysters on the Half Shell

Here we go again with another delectable recipe.  This one is straight from the grill!  J and I made these last week and we were not disappointed.  Grilled oysters are one of my favorite things to enjoy with all this lovely summer weather we’ve been having.  I get them fresh from a local fish market.  They’re not half so scary to prepare as you might think, and surprisingly easy.  Since you’re going to the trouble of getting your grill started in the first place, you might as well grill a side dish with these, because the oysters hardly take any time to cook up.  Asparagus with a little olive oil, sea salt, basil, and garlic wrapped in aluminum foil is the perfect complement to this dish.  Grilled potatoes would be great too!

What you need:

  • oysters – as many as you want
  • 2 cloves garlic – pressed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • black pepper – to taste
  • sea salt – to taste

What you do:

Heat your grill up.  I use a charcoal grill so it can take a little longer but is so worth it.

Set the whole clams on the hot grill.  You can leave it uncovered.  Watch them to make sure they don’t over-cook.  The oyster shells will pop open slightly when they are done.  If they don’t open, don’t eat them – it means they’re not good.

Once you’ve removed the oysters from the grill, arm yourself with a good hot pad and a knife.  You’ll need to pry the shells open the rest of the way.

Now that the oysters are all opened, add the sea salt, pepper, seasoning, garlic, and lemon.  Enjoy!

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7 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Oysters on the Half Shell

  1. Brian Westbye
    August 28, 2012

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Audrey
      August 29, 2012

      Bust out the grill! 🙂

  2. whatimeant2say
    August 28, 2012

    Looks fabulous to me, but the rest of the Firepants family would never eat that – except Wonderbutt, of course. Dimples and the Cap’n refuse to eat oysters due to the “slimy-ness”.

    • Audrey
      August 29, 2012

      Ah yes, the slimy issue. Oysters are a hard texture to get around sometimes. Maybe you can just make up a little batch and spoil yourself!

  3. storiesbywilliams
    August 28, 2012

    Mmmm! Fresh schucked, a little garlic, hot sauce, horseradish, and maybe some malt vinegar. These were always a treat when I’d visit the Beer, Wine and Food show. They go down easier too when you’ve had a bit too much 😉

    • Audrey
      August 29, 2012

      You know how to do this!! Haha, I could see you down quite a few oysters when you’re wine and beer happy. That show has got to be so much fun!

      • storiesbywilliams
        August 29, 2012

        Oh, it’s like Christmas for culinary people and drunks! A friend of mine would prance in the aisles singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

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