55 South Char Grilled Oysters (Or Clams)

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"This recipe is right up my alley. Love oysters, but I'm sure this process could be used for various shellfish of the type, therefore, I included clams, because they seem to be more readily available at the market. Depending if you want this to be served as a starter or part of your meal the serving size covers a wide range."

Original recipe yields 4-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (829.5 g)
  • Calories 1041.2
  • Total Fat - 48.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 27 g
  • Cholesterol - 244.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1997.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 98.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.9 g
  • Sugars - 16.5 g
  • Protein - 57.4 g
  • Calcium - 1384.5 mg
  • Iron - 24.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 108.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Cheese Topping:

Step 1

Mix the Parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley in a bowl and reserve for later use.

Finishing Butter:

Step 2

Place the butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, chopped garlic, granulated garlic and 1/2 cup water into a small pot on the stove. Slowly melt and whisk ingredients until incorporated.

Oysters (or clams):

Step 3

Preheat the grill until it is very hot, about 400 degrees F.

Step 4

Top each oyster with a liberal amount of the cheese mixture. Carefully place the oysters on the grill and close. Cook until the cheese is melted and the oysters (or clams) are starting to get some color, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the oysters (or clams) from the grill with tongs and place them onto a cookie sheet or a heat-proof surface.

Step 6

Arrange 2 - 6 oysters per plate or leave on the large platter. Ladle some melted garlic butter over the oysters.

Step 7

Serve with grilled bread to soak up the juices and butter!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.