Sea Island Forge Grilled Oysters with Calabrian Chili Butter


Cooking over a live fire is one of the most rewarding experiences I can think of. Steve and Sandy of Sea Island Forge have created one of the finest cooking instruments i’ve ever worked with. The craftsmanship and thoughtfulness of each and every piece is unparalleled. These will also work on a conventional grill but won’t be near the fun.

Makes 24 Oysters

 The Butter

1 lb Good Quality unsalted butter, softened ( I use Plugra because its easy to find)

2 lemons, zested and juiced

2 calabrian chilies, chopped (Or Your Fave Spicy chili paste)

4 garlic gloves grated on a micro plane

½ cup untoasted panko breadcrumbs

½ cup freshly grated pecorino cheese

½ cup finely chopped parsley

3 tsp kosher salt



 Fold together all ingredients, set aside. 

When your fire is hot, raise your grill and remove from the fire. Place oysters on the grill, top with ½ tablespoon of the butter. Lower the oyster onto the fire and top with the cooking dome. Allow the oyster 3-4 min to grill. They’re done when the juices are lightly bubbling.



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