It's no secret that the folks at Hog Island Oyster Co are big time heroes of ours! They are true leaders in sustainable shellfish farming, environmental stewardship, and science-informed aquaculture. They're the best. And their oysters?! Out of this world! So when they created a Seaweed Butter for grilled oysters with ... our Spicy Seaweed Flakes (!!) ... we were beyond thrilled.
If you haven't had grilled oysters, let me say: it might be a hard sell for a true oyster fan (HOW CAN YOU BEAT SLURPING FRESH OYSTERS?!) but these grilled oysters are incredible.
For anyone who doesn't eat oysters, this seaweed butter would be incredible on grilled corn-on-the-cob or as a condiment for crusty bread.
1/4 cup Spicy Seaweed Flakes
1 stick of butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, minced
2 limes, zested
as many oysters as you can get your hands on
Combine the butter, Chipotle Spicy Seaweed Flakes, garlic, shallot, and lime zest in a medium bowl and mix well until completely combined. Place compound butter in fridge or freezer to firm up before use.
When ready to BBQ, fire up your grill to medium-hot. Shuck your oysters and place about a Tbsp of butter on each oyster before placing on the grill. Close the grill lid and let cook for a few minutes until butter has melted and is bubbling. Remove from grill, let cool for a brief moment and enjoy!