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Grilled Oysters with Smoked Paprika Butter

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • Smoked Paprika Butter:
  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground smoked paprika
  • Grilled Oysters:
  • 12 fresh oysters

Instructions

  1. Smoked Paprika Butter:
  2. Soften butter, but don’t melt.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients and whip until smooth.
  4. Grilled Oysters:
  5. Clean thoroughly to remove any salt/dirt.
  6. Heat grill to 400 degrees and place oysters on grill; Close grill; Cook for 3 minutes or until oysters begin to open up.
  7. Once the majority of oysters are open, remove from grill and carefully pry open to remove one side of shell, keeping as much natural juices in the “cup” side as possible along with the muscle.
  8. Using a knife, carefully cut where the muscle meets the shell so that they are no longer connected.
  9. Place approx. 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika Butter on top of each oyster.
  10. Increase grill temperature to 500 degrees and place oysters back on the grill. Close lid and let cook for approx. 2 minutes.
  11. Remove and serve immediately.