We might be biased, but it is high time the general public introduces grilled oysters into their Super Bowl Celebrations. Hot wings and Chilli may be classics, but there is nothing that will surprise and delight your guests more than delving into a plate of fresh oysters on the half shell.
Here’s why you should consider grilled oysters for your Super Bowl LVII Party in 2023.
Oysters don’t have to be eaten raw
Many people steer clear of these delectable shellfish because they believe they’re meant to be eaten raw. Raw oysters are delicious, but they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. There are innumerable oyster recipes available for grilled oysters to baked oysters. Roasted and fried oysters are practically a religion down in New Orleans, and why should Andy Dalton and the rest of the Saints squad have all the fun?
Grilled oysters are extremely versatile.
Though oysters are often briny and reminiscent of the salty seas they spawn in, they can be prepared in ways that completely transform their flavor profiles:
- A classic plate of shucked oysters in unsalted butter sauce with cloves, garlic, and lemon juice.
- East Coast-inspired oysters alongside a bed of clams and mussels over a charcoal grill, with melted butter and lemon wedges added cup side to taste.
- A flavorful, Cajun-style plate of large oysters with dashes of hot sauce and black pepper and topped with crispy Monterey Jack cheese.
- An iconic dish from New Orleans, Louisiana—the Oysters Rockefeller. It is a perfect addition to any hot grill with garlic butter, kosher salt, Worcestershire sauce, and grated parmesan cheese.
Grilled oysters are quick and easy to prepare.
If you’ve ever spent hours marinating a meat cut, you know it is a labor of love. Fortunately, oysters don’t need to be marinaded and soaked for ages to be flavorful. Though you will need to use an oyster knife to separate the top shell from the cup side, preparing oysters as an appetizer or main course has a far lower total time from tide to the table than other dishes.
Here is an easy and interesting recipe that won’t take time from the game.
- Grilled Oysters with Chipotle Lime Butter
- 12 oysters
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper, canned and minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the grill to high heat.
Mix butter, lime juice, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Place oysters on the grill, flat side up. Grill for 2-3 minutes or until the oysters open slightly.
Remove oysters from the grill and place them on a serving platter.
Scoop a teaspoon of chipotle lime butter onto each oyster.
Grilling oysters is a delicious and easy way to elevate your summer BBQs or family gatherings! Imagine impressing your friends and family with succulent, buttery oysters straight off the grill. The best part? These tasty morsels of heaven stay in their shells, making them easy to handle and preventing them from drying out. Our Grilling kit can be there for game time and create excitement in the kitchen.