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plate of grilled oysters with habanero butter

Grilled Oysters with habanero butter

The inspiration for this spicy shellfish recipe comes from the Lone Star state. Everything is bigger in Texas including these awesome flavors
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 1 dozen oysters shucked
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of lardons diced bacon
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese


  1. mince 2 habanero peppers and whip into 1/4 cup of butter and refrigerate
  2. crisp 1/2 cup of lardons in a skillet and drain of excess grease.
  3. shuck 1 dozen oysters being careful not to spill the liquid in the bottom of the shell.
  4. spoon 1 tsp of habanero butter on each oyster.
  5. Sprinkle a few lardons and parmesan cheese on top of each oyster.
  6. Place oysters on a preheated grill at the hottest area of the grate. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the edges of the oyster start to bubble and peel away from the shell.
  7. Garnish with a slice of fresh jalapeño. Serve immediately.