Butter BBQ'd Oysters

Serves two

These are so easy and delicious, you may need more than a dozen oysters. A Kir Preserve Royale (page 234 of The Preservatory Cookbook) would be the perfect accompaniment.


1 dozen oysters

6 tsp Compound Jam Butter (a spicy combo is best; see page 151)

2 slices bacon or pancetta, cooked crisp and chopped fine

3 Tbsp freshly grated horseradish

  1. Heat grill to medium-high and shuck oysters. Place ½tsp compound butter in center of each oyster.
  2. Place oysters on grill, close lid and count to 30. Lift lid and sprinkle oysters with crispy bacon bits. Carefully remove oysters from grill with tongs so you don’t spill any of the yummy sauce that has been created.
  3. Serve hot oysters with a pinch of freshly grated horseradish.

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