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.
Servings: 3 people
- 12 fresh oysters
- 4 stalks of scallions
- 2-3 tablespoons neutral-flavored cooking oil
- fried shallots
- sriracha or your favorite hot sauce (optional)
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.
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.
Serve immediately with your favorite hot sauce (optional).
You can follow the instructions and watch the video on how to shuck oysters on Serious Eats.