Grilled Oysters with Roasted Green Chile

Oysters may sound like a special occasion dish, but grilling them can be so simple you’ll want to make this recipe every night. Ultimately, oysters are going to taste like whatever you season them with, so for the below Grilled Oysters with Roasted Green Chile recipe, you can expect a savory, heated flavor. You can even add a little bit of lemon juice to the oysters to enhance the green chile and enjoy this simple seafood triumph.

Grilled Oysters with Roasted Green Chile Recipe


24 fresh oysters, cleaned and half-shelled
1 cup finely chopped freshly roasted green chile
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, ensuring the grill grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.
  2. In a bowl, mix the melted butter, minced garlic, and diced green chiles. Season the mixture with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Arrange the oysters on the grill with the flat side facing up. Grill them for approximately 2 minutes until they slightly firm up and the edges curl, taking care not to overcook.
  4. Spoon a generous amount of the green chile mixture over each oyster.
  5. Close the grill lid and continue cooking the oysters for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Once grilled, carefully transfer the oysters to a serving platter.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro over the grilled oysters. For a touch of acidity, add a splash of lemon juice. Enjoy warm.

Recipe by Gabe Gomez / Food by Kristen Palmer / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce

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