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Post Wed May 29, 2013 8:46 pm
Steven Grilling Guru
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Hi, everyone,

A little barbecue postcard from Martha's Vineyard. Last night I smoke-roasted local oysters with oak chips and truffle butter. In a nutshell, you shuck the oysters, place a teaspoon of truffle butter or regular butter in each, and indirect grill the oysters with soaked wood chips on the coals just long enough to bubble them in the shells. (8 to 12 minutes.) There may be better tasting oysters somewhere, but I haven't tasted them yet. What I want to know is how YOU grill or smoke oysters.
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 2:42 am
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Hi Steven,

Sounds like you're out to a fun time of it. "Smoke Oysters" sure grabbed my attention. It's not often enough I get to have them, but when I do, I :heart: 'em. And now you've given me a terrible yearning with your lovely pic here. I've never thought to do them in any kind of butter, but thanks for the inspiration. I can imagine how well that pairs up. I most carefully schuck them so as to keep as much of the liquor as possible and let them smoke in that liquor (mesquite or hickory smoke). I find that just like with clams, they make for a magnificent linguine with white wine sauce. :D
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 7:59 am
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:shock: Holy Big Picture, Batman!! Great looking oysters, Steven. I've never "smoked" oysters. We usually do them around 450 direct (maybe with some wood chips for a hint of smoke), some garlic butter and when that melts add melted garlic butter for some flame ups and then add a bit of grated Parmesan cheese. More of the style of New Orleans like Draco's.

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Post Thu May 30, 2013 9:38 am
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The oysters look great, so good I almost want to eat them.. wish I liked them enough to eat them.. LOL
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 10:30 am
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Shoot. I got my screen all wet again from licking it! :mrgreen:
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 12:04 pm
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Oysters look great! One of my favorite ways to cook oysters.
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Post Thu May 30, 2013 3:42 pm
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Looking good, Steven! :cheers:

I take it that's the Shellfish Rack from the SR Store, yes? I rarely cook shellfish, so I've never seen that rack in action.
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