Bill-E’s Bacon Chargrilled Oysters

If you’re someone who can’t eat raw oysters or you prefer not to eat them raw, this is the perfect way to enjoy cooked oysters. This How To grill recipe gives you a delicious way of grilling oysters and enjoying every delicious bite. This oyster recipe incorporates grilling bacon and who doesn’t love bacon? It’s good with everything. Add to that the butter, Parmesan cheese and spritz of lemon and you will experience oyster heaven in your mouth. Grilling oysters is simple and quick for the Grilling Jr or Grilling Sr and a nice change from Grilling steak. It could become your favorite seafood recipe. Just make sure you use freshly shucked oysters and an outdoor grill.


60 – 1 oz Bill-Es’ Bacon squares lightly sauteed
48 ounces (3 blocks) softened salted butter
6 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 T chopped parsley
3 teaspoon black pepper
2 Pinches dried oregano
5 dozen large freshly shucked oysters on the half shell
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 lemon wedges for ½ dozen or 3 for full dozen

Yield: Makes 5 dozen Chargrilled Oysters (64 ounces)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Preparation method

  1. Heat grill. In a medium bowl or pan, mix butter with garlic, parsley, pepper, and oregano.
  2. Grill bacon squares lightly and set aside. Slide the bacon squares gently in between the oyster and shell.
  3. Place oysters on the half shell right over the hottest part of the grill. Spoon or ladle enough of the seasoned butter over the oysters so that some of it will overflow into the fire and flame up a bit.
  4. The oysters are ready when they puff up and get curly on the sides, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese. Serve on the shells immediately with hot French bread.

Note: This is the perfect dish for those who want to enjoy oysters in their unadorned form but can’t or won’t eat them raw. Once you start eating these charbroiled ones, you won’t be able to stop. Don’t attempt this without freshly shucked oysters and an outdoor grill

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