© Cedric Angeles
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Total Time
45 MIN
Yield
Serves : 8

No shucking necessary: Once the oysters open on the grill, simply top them with David Kinch’s smoky, tangy butter. Slideshow: Great Grilled Seafood

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a skillet, cook the chorizo over moderate heat, breaking it up with a spoon, until lightly browned, 8 minutes. Scrape into a bowl and let cool, then break into small clumps.

Step 2    

Add 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet and simmer over low heat. Add the butter to the skillet a few cubes at a time, whisking constantly until melted before adding more. Stir in the chorizo and lime juice and season with salt. Keep warm over very low heat.

Step 3    

Light a grill. Place the oysters on the grill, flat side up. Grill over high heat until the shells open slightly. Carefully transfer to a platter and, using kitchen gloves or a mitt, remove the top shell. Spoon the chorizo butter onto the oysters and garnish with a cilantro leaf and lime zest. Serve right away.

Suggested Pairing

Usually, oysters are served with sparkling wines, but the intensely flavorful chorizo butter here allows for a more full-bodied wine, like a minerally Chablis.

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