Stove Top Smoker Oysters on the Half Shell

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
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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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