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Grilled Oysters and Shrimp with Spicy Citrus Butter

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Grilled Oysters and Shrimp with Spicy Citrus Butter

Grilled Oysters is an easy way to deliver excitement without the hassle. Paired with a delightful spicy citrus butter for a fantastic party appetizer.

Servings: 4 people

Keywords: Oysters, Grilled

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins




  • 12 Fresh Oysters, scrubbed clean
  • 1 lb. bag 16/20 EZ Peel (Shell on) Naked Shrimp, thawed and patted dry
  • to taste Salt and pepper

Spicy Citrus Butter

  • ½ lb. Unsalted butter, room temp soft
  • tbsp. Fresh garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp. Hot sauce of choice (we like tabasco or sriracha)
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • ¼ cup Fresh parsley, chopped finely


  1. Prep the Spicy Citrus butter before starting the grill. Combine all citrus butter ingredients into a pot and place on the grill or stovetop. Allow to melt and mix well. Keep warm until ready to use.
  2. Mold 3 loosely formed Aluminum foil “logs” to hold the oysters once they’re off the grill, so they won’t tip over. Keep these at the ready on your serving platter.
  3. Pre-heat grill to high.
  4. Place oysters on hot grill – rounded side down, flat side up.
  5. Season shrimp with Salt + Pepper, and place on grill. 
  6. Allow to cook until oysters are open – about 5-6 minutes. When the oysters have opened, use tongs to transfer them to the foil logs to support.
  7. Shrimp should take a bit less time to cook. Flip shrimp after about 2-3 minutes and cook for an additional 2 minutes before removing from grill. 
  8. Remove the top shells – with a dish towel in your hand, hold oyster and pry back / twist off shell. If oyster tries to stick to shell, just scrape it off with a small paring knife.
  9. Then release oyster from the bottom of the cup as well. A spoon works well for this.
  10. Top each oyster with a teaspoon of melted Citrus butter. In a bowl, toss the shrimp in a couple tablespoons of spicy butter. Peel your own shrimp to eat.
  11. Serve immediately with plenty of napkins. Bon Appetit!