You’re either an oyster person, or you’re not. Oysters are incredibly healthy for you; they’re high in protein, low in calories, and packed with vitamins and nutrients your body needs. They’re a natural aphrodisiac. They’re the food of the stars! But no matter how much you tell someone that hates oysters, you can’t change their views. The texture can be off-putting for those that don’t understand how delicious and delicate the flavor.
There isn’t much out there that can change an oyster-hater’s mind, except maybe this incredible jalapeño popper grilled oysters recipe from the award-winning chef, David Bancroft. His jalapeño butter mix takes an average oyster and turns up the heat and flavor to a level that could turn even the biggest hater into a true believer. Who doesn’t love the classic jalapeño popper? They’re delicious and spicy and so fun. Now, you can offer these elevated poppers to your friends and family at your next gathering. No more average poppers with this recipe!
This grilled oyster recipe requires that they first be shucked, and while we highly recommend purchasing them that way, we know it might not be possible. If that’s the case, you’ll have to do it yourself, which is no easy feat. Luckily, we’ve created a quick cheat sheet, so you know how to crack open those oysters quickly and effectively so you can get done and get into the awesome grilled oyster recipe. Check it out below.
A few tips from David:
- Present them beautifully on a platter filled with rock salt to help them balance for plating.
- Add some crispy bacon bits or brisket bits on top of each shell.
This pairs well with these great side dishes: