BBQ Grilled Oysters

BBQ Grilled Oysters

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Biltmore Estate Pinot Grigio

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Smoky grilled oysters with a zesty bourbon chipotle butter. This appetizer pairs beautifully with Biltmore’s Limited Release Pinot Grigio. From the chef at Village Social.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 2 hours 10 minutes, Cook Time: about 5 minutes


  • 1 pound unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper - minced and seeds removed
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 dozen oysters (Blue Point or any Large Oyster)

Preparation Instructions

Place all the ingredients, except the oysters, in a mixer and mix until smooth. Roll the butter mixture into a cylinder using plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Wash oysters off in cold water and shuck on the half shell, making sure to watch for shell fragments.

Preheat a grill to medium. Place a 1/8-inch disk of butter mixture on top of oyster and grill shell down until butter is melted and oysters are hot, about 3-5 minutes. You can also broil them in the oven for 5 minutes. Serve while hot.