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How to grill oysters without shell

If you’ve ever cooked anything over a boiling hot fire like a steak, or a chicken breast, or heck, then grilling oysters should seem very familiar. When grilling oysters, there are a number of different methods always being used. Take a look at this article for tips on how to grill oyster without shell.

To grill oysters without the shell, carefully open the shell of each oyster and discard any intestines that remain attached; roll each oyster in melted butter and sprinkle with lemon juice; wrap the oysters in foil, and place on a greased grill. Grill each side for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the oysters become tender and slightly charred. Serve immediately, removing the top layer of the foil and allowing the oyster to steam and finish cooking.

Grilling oysters without shells provides the perfect combination of rich flavor and texture. This method of grilling will give you an oyster that pops in your mouth, similar to eating an oyster on the half-shell.

 How to grill oysters without shell

How to grill oysters without shell1. Cover each one with a piece of heavy aluminum foil (or crumple a small sheet of foil). The foil should tightly wrap the oyster but should not overlap.

2. Prepare butter, crushed garlic, parsley, and Cajun spice (or any spices you prefer), with some time to spare. Chop the butter into small chunks container and add the crushed garlic, chopped parsley, and spice.

3. Wrap the oysters in foil and place them on a greased grill. Place it on top of a bed of rock salt directly on your coals before covering it with foil and placing another layer of hot coals on top until the oyster has cooked through. Serve it when it gets cold or immediately.

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How to cook oysters in a pan

How to cook oysters in a panCooking oysters in a pan may sound simple, but it can be a real challenge. You could overwhelm them with liquid and cover them until they steam open, but that may lead to rubbery results. You might want to add liquid if they’re very dry when you shuck them. The liquid will create steam, which may help the clam to open. 

To avoid overpowering them, cook them by steaming so that they both cook and “open up” together. This recipe is designed to cook 5-6 medium-sized oysters in a 10″ frying pan so you can share them with friends at a single table.

Recipe for making oysters

Oven-roasted oysters with spinach are an appetizer or side dish that is as simple as it is unforgettable. Seared in a skillet and baked with oyster liquid and oyster liquor (a liquid found in oyster shells), fresh spinach adds a pop of color and is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. A good recipe is a great way to introduce seafood fans to the benefits of eating regional food by showcasing a taste of the South.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you grill oysters on the stove?

Grilled oysters are a delicacy that combines a creamy, salty seafood taste with a crisp, well-seasoned outside. These savory bites cook perfectly on the stovetop.

Do you need to shuck grilled oysters?

 Oyster shell shuckers have serrated blades that easily penetrate tightly closed oyster shells without damaging the meat inside.

Do you have to cook oysters?

You actually do. Just fill the lower tier with water, place the oysters on the perforated top tray, cover with its lid, and pop in a medium oven for 25 minutes.

Which oysters are best for grilling?

If you like crisp, fresh oysters that are slightly salty with a hint of buttery, tangy flavor, then Kumamoto or Pacific oysters are for you. These native West Coast varieties have thin shells, so they grill quickly and not more than 5 minutes per side on medium heat.


Dehydrating seafood can be tricky. Our guide on how to grill oysters without shell provides tips and tricks to make it easier for you to add seafood to your diet. Restaurant quality food at home is possible with this quick and easy alternative to baking, roasting, or boiling seafood, poultry, and meats.

How to cook oysters in a pan

Grilled Oysters

To grill oysters without the shell, carefully open the shell of each oyster and discard any intestines that remain attached
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Oysters
Servings: 4
Calories: 174kcal


  • 1 Grill
  • 1 Saucepan


  • 16 oysters
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley


Make the sauce:

  • A small sauce pan should be warmed up slowly. Add the butter and olive oil after they are heated. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the parsley, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and chilli flakes. Cut the heat off.

grill the oysters:

  • Hold an oyster with an oven mitt and use a shucking knife (or a clean screwdriver if you don’t have one) to pry open the oyster. It should easily open.
  • Spoon sauce into each oyster and return oysters to the grill. Cover and grill 4-5 minutes.



Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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