It's no secret that Julie and I love oysters! We often plan vacations to the coasts just to get our fill because there aren't many oysters in Ohio.
So, when we saw that August 5th was National Oyster Day, we knew we'd be able to find some good deals on fresh oysters at our local Whole Foods. This also gave us an excuse to try out a new recipe for some spiced-up hot sauce butter.
This butter was the perfect topping for our National Oyster Day dinner of grilled oysters, fresh sweet corn, and San Francisco Sourdough bread.
- 1 and 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened room temperature
- 2 tablespoons minced parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 4 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce - we used Original Juan's Pain 100%
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 24 oysters in their shells, washed & scrubbed
In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients (except the oysters) and beat the mixture until thoroughly combined using a fork or sturdy whisk.
Place the butter in the fridge to harden up while you preheat your gas or charcoal grill.
When the grill is nice and hot, place the oysters on the grill, flat side up. Close the grill cover and cook until the oysters open their shells, about 5 minutes.
Place a small scoop of butter into the opened oyster shell and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow butter to melt.
Pull them off the grill and enjoy!