Grilled Oysters with Tomatoes and Smoky Garlic Butter

Makes 12 Oysters


  • 12 large oysters, shucked and on the half-shell
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp each fresh parsley and chives, chopped
  • 1 vine-ripe tomato, chopped finely


  • Preheat your grill to 450F. Make the garlic butter by mixing together the butter, garlic, paprika, lemon and fresh herbs. Lay the oysters shell-side down on the grill, then divide the chopped tomato between them and then top each with about 1 tsp of the garlic butter. Shut the lid of the grill and let the oysters cook for about 3 minutes, until the butter is melted and the oysters are beginning to brown. Serve right away.