Grilled oysters make excellent appetizers because they are easy to cook, tasty and healthy. These Vietnamese-style grilled oysters are flavorful and beautiful to look at with the additions of scallions and crispy fried shallots.
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Grilled Oysters with Scallions and Fried Shallots

Grilled oysters make excellent appetizers because they are easy to cook, tasty and healthy. These Vietnamese-style grilled oysters are flavorful and beautiful to look at with the additions of a handful of simple ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 3 people
Author: Sophie

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 4 stalks of scallions
  • 2-3 tablespoons neutral-flavored cooking oil
  • fried shallots
  • sriracha or your favorite hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Scrub oysters under running water and soak in salted water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Thinly slice scallions. We need about 2/3 cup.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add oil and when oil is heated, add scallions. Cook for 20-30 seconds and then transfer everything to a bowl.
    Scallion oil
  • Use an oyster knife to shuck them and put on a wired rack.
  • Heat a grill pan, gas grill or charcoal grill to medium high – high heat. Place oysters on the grill, add 1/2 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon scallions and 1/2 teaspoon of fried shallots. Amounts can be adjusted to your liking. Close and cook for 3-4 minutes depending on the size of the oysters until cooked.
    Vietnamese-style grilled oysters with scallion and fried shallot
  • Serve immediately with your favorite hot sauce (optional).

Notes

You can follow the instructions and watch the video on how to shuck oysters on Serious Eats.