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The best grilled oysters recipe.

Grilled Oysters

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Our Grilled Oysters recipe is best served with our herby butter – truly delicious and surprisingly easy! 



Herby Butter:

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 23 teaspoons parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme or rosemary, minced

Grilled Oysters:

  • 12 fresh oysters


  1. Mix Herby Butter ingredients in a small bowl until smooth, set aside.
  2. Clean thoroughly to remove any salt/dirt from the oysters. Ensure grill grates are clean.
  3. Heat grill to 400 degrees F. and place oysters on grill grates; Close grill; Let warm for 3 minutes or until oysters begin just begin to open up. Remove oysters as they open and transfer to plate.
  4. Carefully pry open oysters to remove the top side of shell, keeping as much natural juices in the “cup” side as possible along with the muscle. Using a knife, carefully cut where the muscle meets the shell so that they are no longer connected. Place approx. 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Herby Butter on top of each oyster.
  5. Increase grill temperature to 500 degrees and place oysters back on the grill. Close lid and let cook for approx. 1-2 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.


  • Oysters: to the best of your ability, try to pick oysters that lay as flat as possible so they don’t tip over when you set them down – then that natural brine/liquid will run out. Also, I have found that if I buy 12 oysters, about 2-3 just won’t open, so plan accordingly. 


  • Serving Size: 2 oysters
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 161.5 mg
  • Fat: 8.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg