This recipe is a very delicious one with a nice and tasty flavor that comes with it.
16 whole live oysters
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (or substitute with dashes of Tabasco)
1/4 teaspoon salt
cracked black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
Make the sauce:
Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. When hot, add the olive oil and the butter. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice, chili pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and parsley. Turn off heat.
Shuck and grill the oysters:
If you are a schlockmeister: Shuck the oysters, spoon a little sauce in each oyster. 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.
Hold an oyster with an oven mitt and use a shucking knife (or a clean screwdriver if you don’t have one) to pry open the oyster. It should easily open.
Spoon sauce into each oyster and return oysters to the grill. Cover and grill for 4-5 minutes.