Grilled Oysters with Citrus Infused Sauce will light up your taste buds. After tasting these delicious oysters you’re not likely to return to your ordinary condiment habits like cocktail sauce or rooster sauce. We suggest cooking these oysters on the barbecue in small batches. If you are making a large batch rotate them so you have some oysters coming off the grill for people to eat while other oysters are just beginning to cook. Time this rotation because oysters are best eaten shortly after coming off the grill.
Instructions for Making Grilled Oysters with Citrus Sauce:
- First, preheat grill to medium high
- Then, place oysters on grate in a single layer, curved-sides down
- Cook, uncovered, just until shells open slightly, 5 to 7 minutes
- If the shells do not open readily then use tongs and an oyster knife to help out. (I love my Lamson’s Walnut Oyster Opener)
- After you open the oysters using an oyster knife return the oysters to the grill. If you don’t have an oyster knife you can carefully use a large flat blade screwdriver, but promise yourself you’ll only do that once and next time you’ll have the “proper” gear.
- Top with butter (herbed butter is even better), and let the butter melt.
- Spoon 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sauce into each oyster depending upon the size of the oyster (or add sauce later as mentioned above)
Oyster Grilling Tips
After you open the oysters completely with the oyster knife, return the oysters to the grill in the shell that is deeper. That way it can hold some water, sauce, butter, and not fall between the grates. Avoid the dreaded “lost my oyster to the fire gods” syndrome. Yeah – its a thing. Continue to cook until the oyster is the desired doneness. Top with butter (herbed butter is even better), and let the butter melt.
Pay attention to how quickly the oysters are cooking and shuffle to a plate or cooler parts of the grill as necessary. Keep some water nearby and use it as needed to keep the oysters from getting overcooked. This can happen toward the end of your entertaining as people start to fill up and slow down their demand for yet another plateful of oysters.
Sauces and Sides for Grilled Oysters
Once the oysters are open add butter (herbed butter is better). Add the Citrus Infused Sauce while the oysters are still on the grill or at the time you serve them. Either way it will be delicious. Alternatively, you can also remove the oysters from the grill once cooked and then use a fork to dip the oysters in either the Citrus Infused Sauce – Hot or Medium or a Garlic Aioli (Spicy Mayo). Spicy Mayo is also good for side dishes like grilled vegetables, Pan Fried Purple Potatoes or patatas bravas. Citrus Sauce is available in either medium or hot to suit your heat level preference. If you live in a mixed-heat household or prefer mild then you’ll want to read Make Hot Sauce Mild.
MORE ABOUT OUR SAUCES
This Grilled Oysters with Citrus Recipe uses either Organic Original Dipping Sauce or Organic Citrus Infused Sauce, These sauces are shelf stable and ready to eat out of the jar. Plan ahead and have some in your pantry. Our clean label sauce are:
SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR GRILLED OYSTERS WITH CITRUS SAUCE
Serve Grilled Oysters with Organic Citrus Infused Sauce or Organic Original Dipping Sauce -Hot or Medium. Grilled Oysters are fine on their own but delicious serves alongside toasted or grilled French bread or baguettes. Optionally top each oyster with fresh squeezed lemon or lime. As mentioned above consider serving alongside grilled vegetables, french fries or patatas bravas.
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