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Tyler Florence


BBQ Oysters With Bacon By Chef Tyler Florence

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

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.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 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

  • ground black pepper

  • 12 Hog Island oysters

Steps

  • 1

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

    Ingredients

    • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 3

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

    Ingredients

    • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 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 500℉ if available.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 6

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

    Grill500 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 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.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 8

    Transfer the oysters to a platter and serve. Enjoy!

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