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Smoked Oysters - bad results

Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
edited 1:51PM in EggHead Forum
Well, i followed the old recipe I found in the archives. The pics look great, but they ended up overcooked. Operator error. THe recipe had large oysters. Mine were mixed, but only a few would be considered large. Therefore the 3 hour cook at 250*-300* resulted in dried up, overcooked oysters - flavor was good.
Recipe (from Gretl):
Pint of oysters (large), drained, but not washed. Place in bowl with 1/4 cup olive oil, add 2 heaping tsp. minced garlic and a hvy dash of hot sauce. Mix well. Place on a bed of rosemary on a rack. Place this over a drip pan filled with 1" white wine. Cook, indirect with alder (I used pecan) chips at 250-300*. She cooked hers for 3 hours. Too long for less than large oysters.
Other mistake I made was only about 1/2 inch of white wine which cooked away and charred. The egg smelled great while cooking (pecan smoke and rosemary).

Anyway - will definitely try again. Larger oysters, lower temp, more wine or dilute with water, and probably less time.
Here are the pics:
No pics of finished oysters as I had already downloaded the first ones.


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I hate it when that happens!Oh well,you'll get em rite next time Clark.That is one reason I eat em and don't cook em.Fresh raw oysters are a rarity up here and scared to chance it. Besides as Ltl.S. says,I'm a GIRLY man!!!. :P Ltl S.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    The other bubba tim award.
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    I noticed that Girly man comment and it made me a little nervous about going to a deer camp with you in the fall. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    WOW, what an honor ! :blush: :whistle: :ohmy:
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    You weren't sipping the wine too much were ya? :whistle:
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Well Clarck, A for effort!!!! :)
    Better luck next time.
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  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    I love to do oysters casino(bread crumbs,parm,bacon and garlic-raised direct(20 minutes or so.


  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Oh, think that might have made a difference??? :silly: ;) :side: :ermm:
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095

    Put them in some EVOO, covered and into the frig. They might turn out like those canned smoked oysters in oil??? Maybe ? :ohmy:
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Casino is good, Dale. If fact I love oysters every way from raw to fried, stewed, in gumbo, grilled, and everything in between.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Dang, oysters are ready to eat right out of the shell. This prep and cook sure sounds good.... like until they are are warmed through, or even hot. Three hours seems a little long.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :blush: :woohoo: :ohmy: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    that's what the poster said - 3 hours (she actually admitted she forgot them and thought she had screwed up, but they turned out good. She had even repeated it the same way serving guests. i guess the thought was to dry them out, shrivel them up and absorb the smoke. Looks like I over-shriveled! :ohmy:
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    3 hours for seafood? Yikes!
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    I seem to recall that that was Gretl's recipe. They were great smoked in my Cookshack at low temps with the rosemary - after I, too, overcooked them on a BGE.
  • A valiant effort tonight, Clark. I hope you have better luck next time.

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  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    You're right. Gretl posted the recipe and definitely said to cook for 3 hours. Oh well, live and learn. :(
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Thanks for posting the recipe, it's now in my BGE recipe notebook. Gotta to do these as I like oysters any way they can be prepared.
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