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Charbroiled Oysters

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New Orleans Style Charbroiled Oysters

Charbroiled Oysters are a favorite dish among us New Orleanian’s. One of the best restaurant’s to get them at is “Drago’s” located in Metairie, LA which is just 10 minutes outside New Orleans. If you’re ever in New Orleans, you must go to Drago’s.
This Charbroiled Oysters recipe gives Drago’s a run for their money!  You can use Gulf oysters or Pacific oysters if gulf oysters aren’t available.

Ingredients:

Charbroiled Oysters

  • 64 oysters, on the half shell
  • 4 sticks of butter
  • 4 tablespoons very finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup very finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

First, heat your grill to medium-high heat.

Melt the butter, garlic, and pepper in a large skillet. (Cast Iron if you have one) Mix the Parmesan and Romano cheeses in a bowl.

Spoon a little of the melted butter mixture onto each of the oysters.

Add a pinch of the cheese mixture to each of the oysters, add a pinch of the parsley, and then place on the pre-heated grill. Grill the oysters until they are hot, bubbly and puffed up. This will take about 7 – 8 minutes.

Get a cookie sheet and pour some rock salt to cover the bottom of the sheet. This will help to keep the oysters upright and prevent those delicious juices from spilling out. Now they are ready to serve!

Please let me know what you think of this recipe and look for more of my New Orleans style recipes. You may also like these “Barbecued Shrimp” or “Red Beans and Rice”!

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