Although this recipe hails from Mobile, AL, I'm suggesting you make it for Mardi Gras. Buy gulf oysters and you'll be supporting the community of Louisiana! These addictive oysters are a crowd-pleaser and a scrumptious start to any celebratory shindig, so check out the uncomplicated recipe now.
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
6 tbsp. finely grated parmesan
2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
Zest of 1 lemon and juice of 1/2 lemon
Tabasco, Worcestershire, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
24 medium oysters, such as bluepoint or Apalachicola, shucked and left in bottom shell
Crusty bread, for serving
- Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium high. Alternatively, arrange an oven rack 6 inches from the heating element and heat oven to broil.
- Combine butter, parmesan, parsley, chile flakes, garlic, shallots, and lemon zest and juice in a medium bowl.
- Season with Tabasco, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Spoon about 1 tbsp. butter mixture over each oyster and grill or broil until the edges of the oysters begin to curl, about 5 minutes. Serve with bread.
- Seafood, Appetizers
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