Grilled Oysters with White Wine Butter Sauce

Grilled Oysters with White Wine Butter Sauce

Holiday party season is practically here. Try out this simple recipe for grilled oysters with white wine butter sauce that’s a perfect way to wow your party guests — and make you happy with their tasty goodness.


  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated (Note: we always use minced garlic from the grocery store to keep it simple.)
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon diced chives
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely diced parsley


  1. In a small bowl, combine the unsalted butter, garlic, white wine, chives, salt and parsley — and set it aside.
  2. Preheat the grill and prepare for direct grilling with lump charcoal. Target the temperature in the grill at 500 degrees F.
  3. Shuck the oysters. (Here’s a very detailed shucking tutorial.)
  4. Layer a sheet pan with slightly crumpled aluminum foil.
  5. Place shucked oysters onto the sheet pan and gently press down so the oysters sit well on the pan.
  6. Place one heaping teaspoon of the compound butter into each oyster. Note: Reserve some to top the oysters after they come off the grill.
  7. Place gently over direct heat and grill for 4 – 6 minutes.
  8. The butter will bubble and remove when you start to see the edges of the oyster flesh slightly brown.
  9. Remove with high heat gloves or tongs. Be careful not to spill what’s left of the liquor when removing the oysters.
  10. Top each oyster with a little of the remaining compound butter.
  11. Serve warm on the half shell.

Recipe and Photo Credit: Vindulge

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