Grill Oyster Recipe

This grilled oyster recipe highlights what oysters are best for, grilling, and a simple butter sauce with a secret ingredient, white wine. Grilled oysters make for an awesome appetizer and decadent treat for your favorite friends.

But I’m not gonna lie, grilled oysters can be equally decadent and will entice more people into trying them. You know the ones. Those who may be a little hesitant about trying raw seafood. These will convert them to the raw side. Grilled Oysters are a gateway food!

These grilled oysters come with a super flavorful garlic white wine butter sauce reminiscent of what you might find in a bowl of mussels. They’re pretty darn dreamy, and I’m sure your guests at your next cookout will agree. Even the raw oyster addict will LOOOOVE this recipe.

Place oysters on a very hot, preheated grill, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the edges of oysters curl slightly. If you can’t shuck: Place the oysters, cup side up on a very hot, preheated grill, cover and cook for 1 minute. The oysters should now be slightly open. Quickly remove the oysters.

Chargrilled Oysters

Char-Grilled Oysters 🔗


Total: 0 40min0

Serving Size: 1 of 18 servings

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 of 18 servings, calories 281, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 9g, Carbohydrate 19g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Protein 18g, Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 754mg


  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, such as the Louisiana brand
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 24 oysters, shucked on the half shell
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced and charred on the grill


  1. For the cheese topping: Mix the Parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley in a bowl and reserve for later use.
  2. For the finishing butter: Place the butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, chopped garlic, granulated garlic and 1/2 cup water into a small pot on the stove. Slowly melt and whisk ingredients until incorporated.
  3. For the oysters: Preheat the grill until it is very hot, about 400 degrees F.
  4. Top each oyster with a liberal amount of the cheese mixture. Carefully place the oysters on the grill and close. Cook until the cheese is melted and the oysters are starting to get some color, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the oysters from the grill with tongs and place them onto a cookie sheet or a heat-proof surface.
  6. Arrange 6 oysters per plate or leave on the large platter. Ladle some melted garlic butter over the oysters.
  7. Serve with grilled bread to soak up the juices and butter!


Do you need to soak oysters before grilling?

Clean oysters, place cupped side down on grate, cover grill, and cook for about 2 minutes or until oysters start to open; transfer opened oysters to a platter; discard any that do not open.

Which oyster is good for grilling?

Before cooking, when purchasing oysters in their shells, check to make sure all of them are tightly shut; any that are gaping are dead and useless. Before grilling, soak the oysters in salted water to help them release any remaining grit or sand.

Can you grill oysters without opening them?

While the cups of Blue Point oysters aren’t as deep as those of a miyagi, they are still able to retain flavor when cooked on the grill.

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