Spicy Barbecued Oysters

This recipe for barbecued oysters is for you. When you grill them, steam builds up inside the shells until they pop open.

Ingredients  

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 5 tablespoons mild chili sauce or ketchup
  • Few drops of your favorite hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 24 large oysters

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until it softens, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chili sauce (or ketchup), lemon juice and hot sauce.
  3. Bring oysters along with the sauce, a cutting board, an oven mitt, tongs and an oyster knife (or other small knife) to the grill.
  4. Place oysters flat-side up on the grill rack. Close the lid and grill until the top shell pops open, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the oysters to the cutting board with tongs, keeping them as level as possible so the oyster “liquor” (salty seawater) doesn’t spill out.
  5. Wear the oven mitt to hold the oyster and use the knife to remove the top shell, cutting the oyster away from the top shell and leaving it in the bottom shell. Periodically wipe your knife clean. Discard the top shells. Spoon about 1 teaspoon sauce onto each oyster. Return the oysters to the grill, close the lid and grill until the sauce is bubbling, 2 to 4 minutes more. Serve with small forks.

Source : allrecipes.com

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