Grilled Scotch Oysters

Toss these suckers on the grill for a quick and easy savory snack.

Recipe: How to Make Grilled Scotch Oysters
 Courtesy Char-Broil

Most coastal cities are known for their great oysters, and Florida is certainly no exception. So the next time you’re at a Miami Dolphins or Tampa Bay Buccaneers tailgate, whip together this boozy spin on grilled oysters—they’re ready in ten minutes or less, and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Char-Broil.

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

5 min.

  • 2 dozen oysters, unshucked
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 oz Ardbeg 10-year-old Scotch whisky
  • Crumbled bleu cheese
  • 2 Tbsp tarragon, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Pre-heat the grill to 400-450 degrees Farenheit. 

Meanwhile in a separate pan, brown the butter, but be careful not to let it bubble over in the pan. Once the butter is browned, add the whisky. Add a bit of tarragon, salt, and pepper, to taste.

Place the unshucked oysters on the grill and close the lid until the oysters start to open up a bit.

As the oysters start to open, take them off the grill and open them with a sturdy knife. Remove the flat half of the shell and place them back on the grill, oyster up, away from direct heat.

Add a few drops of the whisky and butter mixture to each oyster, to taste. Top each with some of the crumbled bleu cheese.

Close the grill lid for about 5 minutes, maintaining heat at 400-450 degrees Farenheit.