Thursday, July 7, 2011

Oysters on the half shell with herb butter

2 dozen of oysters
Mittens, towels, brush, and oyster knife

Herb butter
1 cup of salted butter
1 cup of cracker crumbs
2 garlic cloves smashed finely
2 tabs of lime or lemon juice
2 tsp of Tabasco sauce
2 tabs of finely chopped parsley
2 tbs of finely chopped scallions white parts  only
1 tsp of finely chopped thyme leaves only
Dash of nutmeg

Melt butter on a low heat in a small sauce pan. Add the rest of the ingredients  to the melted butter, stir for about 2 minutes.
 Remove pan from heat, cover  and put aside.

Under cold running water scrub and wash oysters. Discard any open ones
Place oysters bottom sides down on grill about 3-4 inches from the heat. Grill for 5 to 10 minuted depending on sizes. Remove as soon as they open , detached meat from shell with an oyster knife, cover with a 1/2 teaspoon of the herb butter and serve immediately with lime slices.


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