Oysters Gilhooley

The cooks at Gilhooley’s in San Leon, Texas, grill their oysters with parmesan; broiling them works, too. Here’s our step-by-step gallery on how to shuck oysters.

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This recipe hails from Gilhooley's in San Leon, Texas. If you have oysters on hand for holiday appetizers, try grilling or broiling them with garlic, parmesan, and Tabasco.
Yield: makes 12 Oysters


  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp. worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 1 12 tsp. Tabasco
  • 12 oysters, shucked, on half shell
  • 12 small shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 13 cup finely grated parmesan
  • Lemon slices, for serving


  1. Heat oven to broil; place a rack 3″ from heating element. In a food processor, pulse butter, worcestershire, garlic, and Tabasco until smooth.
  2. Arrange oysters on a foil-lined baking sheet. Top each oyster with a shrimp and some of the butter mixture; sprinkle with parmesan. Broil until oysters just curl, about 5 minutes. Serve with lemon slices.