Grilled Oysters

  • Serves

    serves 4

  • Cook

    10 minutes


Contrary to conventional technique, chef José Andrés gets smoke from his coals for these grilled oysters by flicking melted butter around them as they cook.


  • 2 dozen oysters
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 14 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 tsp. ground mace


Step 1

Using an oyster knife, shuck the oysters, leaving them in their rounded bottom shells; discard the flat top shells.

Step 2

Light a grill. Place the oysters on the grill and while the oysters are cooking, use a pastry brush to flick the butter onto oysters to create smoke around them; cook until just done and plump, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with pepper and mace and serve immediately.

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