This is my favorite way to use fresh oysters. Living in the Northwest it's easier to get the large less sweet pacific variety. Any fresh variety available will work for these buttery, cheesy, spicy bursts of oyster goodness. Recipe from "Louisiana Cookin" Magazine.
- 24 fresh shucked oysters, on the half shell
- 1 lb unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 bunches green onions, finely chopped
- 20 garlic cloves, pureed
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
- 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
- 2 ounces white wine
- 1 cup grated romano cheese
- 1 loaf French bread
- Melt half the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add your lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, green onions and all herbs and seasonings. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then stir in wine.
- Keep stirring and remove from heat as soon as the green onions wilt. Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Add the rest of the butter and stir until completely incorporated.
- Heat grill to to 350°F Place oysters on grill. When the oyster liquor starts to bubble, spoon 1 tablespoon of sauce on top of each, then top with 1 tablespoon of Romano cheese. Let the cheese melt.
- When oysters begin to slightly brown at the edges, remove from grill and place on a heat proof plate or tray.
- Top each oyster with an additional tablespoon of the butter sauce and serve immediately with slices of french bread for dipping.
- All you need is a good pint of lager and a few friends. I suggest a little Jazz in the background.