How To Cook Oysters On The Grill?

What is the best way to cook oysters?

  • Place your oysters on the grill with their rounded sides up. Close the grill. Grill the oysters for 2 to 4 minutes or until most of them have opened. Grilling doesn’t coax the shells open as efficiently as steaming or baking, so you may have to pry a few half-opened ones the rest of the way.

How do you grill oysters at home?

Place oysters (cup side on bottom) on hot grill about 4 inches from hot coals.

Cover barbecue with lid, open any vents, and cook 8 to 10 minutes (depending on size) or until shells begin to open to indicate doneness.

Remove all oysters when the first one opens.

Do you have to shuck oysters before grilling?

Skip the Shucking and Grill Your Oysters. Fresh oysters on the half shell at home are great—unless you’re the shucker. Then fresh oysters on the half shell at home means exhausting, messy, potentially injurious work. The shells will pop open when the oysters are done.

How do you cook raw oysters?

Bring steaming liquid to a boil and then cover the pot with a lid. Steam the oysters for approximately 5 minutes. Turn the burner to medium-high and allow the oysters to steam for 5 to 10 minutes — 5 minutes for a medium-cooked oyster, 10 for a well-done oyster. At this point, most of the oysters should have opened.

Are grilled oysters safe to eat?

That doesn’t mean they aren’t safe to eat. “They’re definitely not inedible—maybe they’re not as good for the half shell, but they are perfect for the grill,” he says. If you don’t have a grill, you can also bake them in a 350°F oven. “You can bake oysters in the shell and eventually that shell will pop.