BBQ Oysters with Green Chile Garlic Butter

BBQ oysters with Green Chile Garlic Butter

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Elevate your New Year’s Eve appetizer game with these ultra fancy BBQ Oysters bathed in a tasty Green Chile and Garlic compound butter.



4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

1 tablespoon Rio Luna Organic Diced Green Chiles

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

12 fresh raw oysters, scrubbed clean

1 lemon, cut into wedges


Mash butter, green chiles, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper together with a fork until combined. 

Method #1:

Heat a gas or charcoal BBQ grill to high heat. Place unopened oysters on the grill in a way that they won’t tip over and spill all their juice once they open. 

Grill until the shells pop open, about 2-3 minutes. Any oysters that don’t open after three minutes should be discarded.

Carefully transfer to a plate using grilling gloves or a kitchen towel. Slide top off with an oyster knife and make sure oyster is separated from shell. Remove any broken shells from the oyster and immediately top with a small spoonful of green chile butter. 

Place on a plate with a thick layer of kosher salt to hold the oyster upright. Once butter has melted into the oyster, eat warm with bread. 

Method 2:

Heat a gas or charcoal BBQ grill to high heat. 

Shuck oysters and place them on a kosher salt-lined plate so the juices don’t spill. Top each oyster with a small spoonful of green chile butter. 

Place oysters on the grill, being careful to not tip them. Grill for 2-3 minutes or just until they start to bubble and butter is melted. 

Serve immediately with warm bread.