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Chargrilled oysters

I honestly think these Big Green Egg-ed oysters are the #1 most popular thing I teach in BBQ & Grilling classes. And I ate 2 dozen myself at midnight last night after class and ain't mad about it.

These oysters were grilled 4 minutes then finished with Banner Butter (Meat Church BBQ flavor), Meat Mitch Whomp & pepper jack.

Don't sleep on the steak either. Seasoned with Holy Cow. That was a man's steak for sure. 




XL, Large, Mini-Max in Texas - Big Green Egg Competition Team 


Comments

  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    I've never been a fan of oysters, but these pics make me want to try them again. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,139
    Wow I would kill those oysters!! Awesome pics
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • MeatChurchMeatChurch Posts: 200
    SciAggie said:
    I've never been a fan of oysters, but these pics make me want to try them again. 
    If my wife will eat them....you have to trust me on this one. She didn't like them previously. These are insane.

    XL, Large, Mini-Max in Texas - Big Green Egg Competition Team 


  • SmokingPineySmokingPiney Posts: 2,282
    I would inhale those oysters.......they look great!
    South Jersey Pine Barrens. XL BGE , Assassin 24, Weber Kettle, CharBroil gasser, AMNPS 
  • dsleightdsleight Posts: 101
    The last time I cooked oysters on the half shell in the egg, I realized I needed tongs a lot longer than any I currently have.  This post just reminded me that I still have not ordered the tongs........  The oysters look great.
  • My dad always told me to avoid oysters in months that don't have the letter R in them. 

    This post just guaranteed me breaking that rule this weekend. Those look phenomenal. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,007
    SciAggie said:
    I've never been a fan of oysters... 
    If my wife will eat them....you have to trust me on this one. She didn't like them previously. These are insane. 
    Steak looks GREAT! But, I'm with @SciAggie. And Woody Allen. Your wife can have my serving of oysters. =)

    Woody...“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.”

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    Can you explain the process? I want to make these! They look incredible 
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,126
    Very nice cook,  never cooked them in the shell before.  The plate shot looks delicious.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,133
    It all looks WONDERFUL!  I've only had oysters cooked in the shell once, Oysters Rockefeller at the place in New Orleans that supposedly invented it (can't remember the name of it, was many years ago).  Other than that once, only have had them raw or fried, but the grilled ones I've seen on this forum, notably including yours, look really, really good!  I'll have to try them sometime.
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,909
    Nicely done Matt 
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 845
    Can you post the recipe of the oysters? 
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,940
    Looks damn good Matt. The food service pan with oysters shot...are they in a bed of kosher or rock salt?  
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,777
    Great cook and result right there.  Waiting on the follow-up for the oyster info.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • MotownVolMotownVol Posts: 464
    I love oysters.    Great looking cook.   Steak doesn't look to bad either.
    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,212
    Beautiful.  I love grilled oysters, so easy and yes, totally different than raw - great for people that won't eat raw.
    Austin, TX
  • ChillyWillisChillyWillis Posts: 887
    edited July 2017
    My dad always told me to avoid oysters in months that don't have the letter R in them. 

    This post just guaranteed me breaking that rule this weekend. Those look phenomenal. 
    @Killit_and_Grillit luckily that old adage your dad told you is no longer the case. The thought behind it was that 1) oysters spawn in the warmer waters in the summer time producing a less desireable oyster, and 2) warmer waters can lead to dangerous algae blooms (red tide for example) and baterea (such as vibrio). 

    Now adays lots of aquaculturists/shellfish farmers are growing triploid oysters (especially in warmer water areas). They are essentially sterile, basically the oyster equivalent of a mule. This is great for us because not only does it mean that the oyster puts all of its energy into growing (meaning that we get our product out the door quicker) but it also means that we are putting out a consistent product year round by not selling milky oysters mid spawn. 

    As for red tide and bacterea, regulation has come a long, long way in the past 10-20 years. As much as I hate it when the DEM shuts us down for 3 weeks because of a bacteria outbreak like they did last fall over extremely low readings, you can be damn sure that the oysters you're eating are safe (assuming you're getting them from a reputable farm of course). 

    So basically this is just a long way of saying grill some of those bad boys up!
  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 214
    Wow do they look good! i too can't wait for your cooking procedure! hanks for sharing
    Sarasota Fl. and  Lake Toxaway N.C. (and Novembers on the island of Kauai) (and April in France.... Don't hate on me for that)
    BGE  medium and minimax
    HOW  BOUT THEM GATORS !
  • @ChillyWillis that may be the most informative thing that will get posted on this forum this whole month. 

     I owe you a drink. 

    Off to the market. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,723
    edited July 2017
  • Milky oysters mid-spawn...
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,594
    SciAggie said:
    I've never been a fan of oysters... 
    If my wife will eat them....you have to trust me on this one. She didn't like them previously. These are insane. 
    Steak looks GREAT! But, I'm with @SciAggie. And Woody Allen. Your wife can have my serving of oysters. =)

    Woody...“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.”

    Woody is an effing idiot on this score.

    Oysters look amazing Matt!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • Nice job Matt- all looks killer as always. Hope you are well. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • ChillyWillisChillyWillis Posts: 887
    edited July 2017
    Milky oysters mid-spawn...
    It sure paints a picture, doesn't it    =)
  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 638
    edited July 2017
    I wish I was better at shucking oysters :| They look delicious and I'd definitely give them a whirl
  • BikerBobBikerBob Posts: 226
    With oysters we always put a sheet of metal over the fire and dumped the oysters on it. They pop open and make it easy to shuck but still have salt in them.
    Other reason for r months only, oysters go bad very quick in summer heat laying in the bottom of a boat.
    Those look great.

    Bob
    Cooking on the coast
  • ChillyWillisChillyWillis Posts: 887
    edited July 2017
    BikerBob said:
    Other reason for r months only, oysters go bad very quick in summer heat laying in the bottom of a boat.
    You are right about this, but it's only an issue for those who go out and find their own oysters. There are strict rules about how long you are allowed to have your oysters out of the water in the summer months if you own a shellfish farm. The rules vary from state to state but you'll never see oysters sitting out in the sun ever now adays. For example, in MA between April and October all shellfish ready to be sold must be out of the water, sorted, and on ice within 2 hours of being pulled from the water. If the oysters are out longer than that they have to be put back in the water and can't be sold for another 10 days. Also, all sorting and bagging for sale needs to take place under a roof or canopy so that the oysters are not exposed to direct sunlight during the packing process.  

    When it it comes to amateur shellfishers, however this is one of the main causes of food poisoning. If you are going out claming this summer when you're at the beach pack a cheap cooler with ice, put it in the cheapest inflatable kids toy you can find, tie it to your belt loop and drag it behind you while you work. It'll keep all your spoils ice cold and save youreself a serious case of the $hits
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,412
    Dude, I'm speechless. That looks so damn good!
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    @MeatChurch I tried these a while back and loved them. I just bought another batch of oysters to cook tomorrow. You’re right. These are really good. 
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,859
    Wow that all looks amazing 
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
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