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Barbecued oysters with chilli butter recipe

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Barbecued oysters with chilli butter recipe

Simple freshly shucked oysters smoked on the barbecue and served up with gourmet spicy butter. This fabulous starter, is ready in just 25 minutes.

20m prep
5m cook
8 servings

10 Ingredients

* 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

* 2 anchovies

* 1 tbsp lemon zest

* 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

* 2 tbsp sambal oelek

* 1 1/2 tbsp Sriracha, or hot chilli sauce

* 250g butter, at room temperature

* Rock salt, for serving

* 24 fresh oysters, shucked, shells reserved (see Notes)

* Lemon wedges, for serving

5 Method / Steps

Step 1

In a small food processor, blend the garlic, anchovies, lemon zest and juice to form a smooth paste. Blend in the sambal and Sriracha. Set aside.

Step 2

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer that’s fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the butter on medium-high speed for about 10 minutes, or until the butter is pale and white in colour. Switch the whisk attachment for the paddle. Add the anchovy-chilli paste and mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until thoroughly blended. Season the chilli butter to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Preheat the barbecue to medium-high heat. For a gas barbecue, spread the drained wood chips in the smoker box and enclose. Alternatively, spread the wood chips over half of a sheet of foil, fold the foil over and crimp the edges to form a package. Poke 4 or 5 holes in the foil package to allow the smoke to escape. Place the smoke box or foil package directly on a lit burner. For a charcoal barbecue, sprinkle the drained wood chips over the prepared coals.

Step 4

Spread about 1 cup of rock salt over a small baking tray. Arrange the oysters in their half-shells over the rock salt, nestling them so they will remain in place. Add 1/2 tablespoon of chilli butter to each oyster. Melt the remaining chilli butter in a saucepan and reserve for serving.

Step 5

Place the tray with the oysters on the barbecue and close the barbecue lid. Cook the oysters for about 3 minutes, or until the butter is bubbling and the oysters are warm but still soft. Dress the oysters with melted chilli butter, squeeze with lemon, and serve.

source – cooking365.co.za

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