Honey Barbecued Oysters

One of my college friends raises both bees and oysters at his home on the Chesapeake Bay. This recipe is for him!

Ingredients

1 cup ketchup

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 Tbs. honey

2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Dash of Tabasco sauce

2 dozen small or medium oysters

Rock salt

Make the Sauce

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the oysters) and stir to blend.  Cover and let sit for at least one hour.  Sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead.

Prep the grill and the oysters

Prepare a medium hot fire in a charcoal grill. Pour rock salt on a rimmed platter. Shuck the oysters, removing the flat top shell and loosening the oyster from the bottom shell; leave the oyster in the shell, reserving as much liquor as you can in the shell. Nestle the oysters in the rock salt to keep from tipping.  Cover loosely with clean kitchen towel until fire is ready.

When the fire has died down and the coals are covered in a fine coat of ash, spread the coals out evenly over the bottom of the grill. Place the oysters on the center of the grill and spoon 1 Tbs of sauce onto each oyster. Cover grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the liquor and sauce are just bubbling. Take care not to overcook.  Serve immediately on a rock salt lined platter.

6 thoughts on “Honey Barbecued Oysters

  1. msmckibbon says:

    These look REALLY good and I love the simplicity of the recipe.

  2. trialsinfood says:

    Yummy!

  3. What an interesting combo!

  4. sybaritica says:

    You are making me green with envy. Fresh oysters are a rare treat for me…

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