Stove Top Smoker Oysters on the Half Shell

"From the cookbook "Smokin". Some folks won't touch a raw oyster with a ten-foot pole, others won't eat them any other way. A third approach: smoke them lightly to keep their briny goodness and plump texture intact. If you like the heavy-smoked flavor and drier texture of canned smoked oysters, increase the wood to 2 1/2 tablespoons and the smoking time to 25 minutes. Use alder, corn cob or cherry wood chips."
 
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20mins
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ingredients

  • 12 oysters, on the half shell
  • 1 tablespoon wood chips (any more than that won't have a chance to burn in the limited time the oysters smoke)

directions

  • Put the wood chips in the bottom of the smoker.
  • Replace the bottom tray, and set in the rack.
  • Lay the oysters in the half shell on the smoking rack.
  • Start the oysters over medium heat and lower the heat slightly once the smoker lid is closed.
  • Smoke until the oysters are very lightly colored and firm, but still plump and moist, 9 minutes over the heat after closing the smoker lid and about 6 minutes off the heat with the smoker lid closed.
  • Check the oysters for doneness after they have been off the heat 5 minutes.
  • Serve right from the smoker or drizzle them with melted butter and pass lemon wedges, a pepper mill, and a bottle of hot red pepper sauce.
  • Or prepare your favorite stuffed oyster recipe, fold into a spinach omelet, or try them in Oysters Vanderbilt (see related separate recipe).
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    From the cookbook "Smokin". Some folks won't touch a raw oyster with a ten-foot pole, others won't eat them any other way. A third approach: smoke them lightly to keep their briny goodness and plump texture intact. If you like the heavy-smoked flavor and drier texture of canned smoked oysters, increase the wood to 2 1/2 tablespoons and the smoking time to 25 minutes. Use alder, corn cob or cherry wood chips.
     
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