Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spicy Buttered Oysters on the Half Shell

Recently, my husband and I decided to have date night at home. We scoured the grocery store for a special menu and decided on an evening filled with delicious seafood and easy recipes. I, personally, have never been a huge fan of oysters, but my husband loves them. So, being the good wife I am, I purchased these beautiful oysters, determined to make an appetizer we could both enjoy. These oysters are tender, buttery, and slightly spicy. This recipe would be great for an intimate dinner or to serve with some white wine at your next party.

Ingredients
4 Tablespoons Softened, Unsalted Butter
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
12 Fresh Oysters

1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, except oysters. Spoon into a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log. Tightly seal inside the plastic wrap and place into the freezer for 10 minutes.
2. While the butter is firming, carefully open the oysters to create oysters on the half shell.
3. Carefully place a small slice of the firmed compound butter onto each exposed oyster.
4. Place on a preheated grill on HIGH heat. Close the lid.
5. Cook for 6 minutes.
6. Serve immediately.



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