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BBQ Oysters With Bacon By Chef Tyler Florence

BBQ Oysters With Bacon By Chef Tyler Florence

By Tyler Florence

Briny, smoky, savory, and a little bit sweet, this recipe from Chef Tyler Florence combines the purity of oysters with the nuance of homemade bbq sauce.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes




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3 Slices cooked bacon
1 Bunch fresh thyme
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 Clove garlic, chopped
2 Cup ketchup
1/2 Cup light brown sugar
1/4 Cup molasses
2 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon mustard powder
1 Teaspoon cumin
1 Teaspoon paprika
To Taste Ground black pepper
12 Hog Island oysters


  • 1

    To make the sauce, wrap the bacon around the thyme and tie with kitchen twine.

    • 3 Slices cooked bacon

    • 1 Bunch fresh thyme

  • 2

    Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the thyme bundle and cook slowly for 3 to 4 minutes to render the bacon fat and give the sauce a nice smoky taste.

    • 2 Tablespoon Olive oil

  • 3

    Add the onions and garlic and cook slowly without coloring for 5 minutes.

    • 1  onion, diced

    • 2 Clove garlic, chopped

  • 4

    Add the remaining sauce ingredients, stir and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Discard the thyme bundle.

    • 2 Cup ketchup

    • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar

    • 1/4 Cup molasses

    • 2 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar

    • 1 Tablespoon mustard powder

    • 1 Teaspoon cumin

    • 1 Teaspoon paprika

    • To Taste Ground black pepper

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 450° if available.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 6

    Cut the bacon into 12 pieces. Place oysters on the grill and close the lid for 4 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    • 12  Hog Island oysters

  • 7

    Remove the oysters and then remove the top shell with an oyster knife. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of barbecue sauce onto each oyster. Then top with a piece of bacon and place oysters back onto the grill, cover, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 8

    Transfer the oysters to a platter and serve. Enjoy!

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