It’s Seafood Night! Grilled Oysters and Shrimp Cocktail

Oysters and a hot barbecue are a great combo. Don’t ever let anyone tell you different. Sure, grilled oysters look exotic but they’re simple to prepare.

Cooking oysters on your barbecue is not complicated but it is very cool, and you can impress your guests with a gorgeous looking menu full of great flavors.

Your oysters will grill very quickly and you will also be the pro who made such a speedy delicious meal.

Ingredients for Grilled Oysters:

Grilled oysters

 

  • 3 dozen large oysters
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups soft butter
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Preheat your grill to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. While you’re waiting for the grill to heat up, combine all the ingredients except for the oysters in a food processor and pulse.

Lay out the oysters on the grill in one single layer. Add one tablespoon of the mixture to each oyster. Leave the oysters uncovered and grill for 7 minutes or till their edges begin to curl. Finally, remove oysters with a pair of tongs.

Accompany your delectable oysters with chilled shrimp and also some homemade cocktail sauce. Here’s how.

Ingredients for Shrimp Cocktail:

Shrimp cocktail

  • 2 pounds cooked, chilled shrimp
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce

Mix together ketchup, horseradish and finally Worcestershire sauce. Then refrigerate.

How about a fresh salad on the side, too?

Ingredients for salad:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Red cabbage
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Green onions
  • Tomatoes

Combine these veggies as well as any other favorites. Have on hand some olive oil and an assortment of vinegars, too. In addition for the faint of heart, maybe put out some Ranch, French or Italian salad dressings as well.

Finally, got your grilled oysters and your chilled shrimp ready to go? Then lay out your salad fixin’s and bring out some garlic bread for your guests. All that’s left to do is sit down and enjoy your delicious meal.

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