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Grilled Oysters with Green Onion Butter

This recipe features a delicious compound butter. Learn how to grill oysters by watching our technique video with Chef Bill Briwa.
CIA's Grilled Oysters recipe



Makes 5 Servings

  • 36 oysters, washed and scrubbed

Green Onion Butter

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Green Onion Butter

  1. To prepare the Green Onion Butter, knead the butter by hand (or place in a mixer with a paddle attachment on medium speed) until it is soft and pliable.
  2. Add the scallions, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and mix to combine.
  3. Roll the butter into a log that is about 1/2 inch in diameter. Slice into 36 equal portions and refrigerate until ready to use.

Grilled Oysters

  1. To grill the oysters, preheat a grill to high heat.
  2. Place the oysters cup side down on the grill, and cook until they pop open, 3 1/2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the oysters from the grill and use tongs to carefully remove the flat side of the shell. Use an oyster knife or a butter knife to remove the oyster from its shell, taking care not to drain the liquid. Return the oyster to the shell and immediately top with a portion of butter. Serve immediately.
 Per serving: 380 CALORIES, 5 g PROTEIN, 6 g CARBOHYDRATES, 0 g FIBER, 37 g TOTAL FAT (23 g saturated fat), 544 mg SODIUM, 123 mg CHOLESTEROL

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