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Charbroiled Oysters

Helluva EngineerHelluva Engineer Posts: 63
edited 9:48PM in EggHead Forum
We used pre-shucked oysters and crab shapped tins to charbroil some oysters last weekend. The idea came from Drago's Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans. This was a lot of fun and really good.

The full write-up is here.

Butter sauce is two sticks of butter, two sticks of margarine, 3 spoonfuls of minced garlic, and some italian seasoning.

Placed the oysters in the tins.

Added the butter sauce to the tins.

I used some of the butter sauce to flare up the fire around the oysters.

Finished product. Very tasty and I will be doing this again.


  • SheepDogSheepDog Posts: 176
  • Hey Matt, what was your dome temp? By the way those look great. I have eaten the charbroiled oysters from Dragos before and loved them.
  • guzzijasonguzzijason Posts: 143
    Thanks for this!

    I've had these in New Orleans (although not from the same place). For a town full of good food, these are some of the best things I've had!

    I've tried making them at home, but have never been thrilled with the results. Based on the info you have here, I think I'm going to give it another shot.


  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Love me some Drago's oysters! Neat idea to use the muffin tins, are you landlocked to where you can't get them in the shell?
  • If we are in the neighborhood, we stop for Drago's charbroiled oysters - they rock

    Yours rock as well
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,245
    Someone posted this recipe a year or so ago and I've yet to try it. If I recall, they said it came close to the real thing.

    Drago’s Oysters

    2 lb. butter, softened
    1/2 cup finely chopped fresh garlic
    1 Tbs. black pepper
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    6 dozen oysters on the half shell
    1 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheeses, mixed
    3 Tbs. chopped parsley

    1. Mix butter with the garlic, pepper, and oregano.

    2. Heat a gas or charcoal grill and put oysters on the half shell right over the hottest part. Spoon the seasoned butter over the oysters enough so that some of it will overflow into the fire and flame up a bit.

    3. The oysters are ready when they puff up and get curly on the sides. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan and Romano and the parsley on top. Serve on the shells immediately with hot French bread.

    Serves eight to twelve normal people, or two serious oyster fanatics.

    I've got to try 'em or go to Drago's, or I just come to your house.

    Spring "Oysters Are For Lovers" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,238
    From the man himself. Drago's Chef.

    Oysters, Grilled, Drago

    1/2 Dzn. Louisiana oysters
    1 Tbs butter garlic sauce (see recipe)
    Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese
    Butter & Garlic Sauce
    10 oz melted margarine or butter
    1 Tbs black pepper, white pepper, granulated garlic
    3 Tbs minced garlic

    1 On outside grill, place half dozen oysters (on the halfshell). Put 1 tbsp. butter garlic sauce (see recipe) and sprinkle Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese on each oyster and allow to saute in shell till oysters curl. Serve hot.
    2 Caution: We recommend cooking on an outside grill because of intense heat and smoke.
    3 And of course, you can add additional flavor to any Louisiana Seafood recipe with a few shakes of TABASCO brand Pepper Sauce."

    Recipe Type
    Appetizer, Seafood

    Recipe Source
    Source: Chef Tommy Cvitanovich, Drago's:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Me LIKES!!! :) They look GREAT!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Tabasco ROCKS! :) Best "All Round" pepper sauce EVER.May be why they bottle 170,000 bottles.....per DAY. ;)
  • To be honest, I lit the grill, went in to gather the ingredients, and just threw them on when I returned. I wasn't really concerned with the temp since I knew I would be stoking the fire with the butter sauce. When I was shutting down I was at 600.
  • I was in New Orleans when we made these so shelled oysters were available but we were trying to avoid shucking.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,647
    Those look great, Matt. That is the one place that I wanted to go to when we went to NO that I was not able to make. Why are your pictures so small. Wish they were bigger so I could see them better.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • Drago's is one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans.

    I don't know why they are so small. I set my picture size to 499 but they are iPhone pictures so that might be it.
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