Prep Time:  20 mins
Cook Time:  5 mins
Total Time:  25 mins
Servings:  4

Perfect for parties, these delicious char-grilled oysters are easy to make and have a great kick! We use ceramic oyster shells for this recipe, because they are reusable and allow us to buy pre-shucked oysters from the store, instead of having to shuck a bunch of fresh oysters and keep the shell. We grilled these oysters on a gas grill, but this same recipe would be great on a charcoal grill as well.


Ingredients for Oysters

  • 1 dozen raw shucked oysters

Ingredients for Buffalo

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Frank's Original Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

Ingredients for Breading

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp minced parsley
  • 1 each lemon zest
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Parsley & a fresh squeeze
    of lemon for garnish

Items You'll Need


Instructions for Char-Grilled Oysters

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add in Franks Hot Sauce, lemon juice, corn starch, and coarse salt. Whisk together.
  2. Mixing together ingredients for buffalo sauce
  3. Add in black pepper, cayenne pepper, and honey.
  4. While whisking, drizzle in olive oil, followed by melted butter.
  5. Add oysters into sauce, and allow flavors to meld while you mix up bread crumb mixture.
  6. In a mixing bowl, mix the breadcrumb ingredients together well.
  7. Breadcrumb ingredients being mixed
  8. Add the oysters to the breadcrumb mixture and toss to coat well.
  9. Reserve buffalo sauce marinade for spooning into each shell before adding the oyster coated in breadcrumbs.
  10. Preheat your grill for direct high heat.
  11. Place the oysters on the grill and close the lid
  12. Oysters being grilled in ceramic shells
  13. Allow the oysters to simmer in their shells for 3-5 minutes.
  14. Remove from the grill, plate them up on a bed of ice cream salt to prevent them from sliding around on the platter, garnish with some parsley and a fresh squeeze of lemon,and enjoy!
  15. Finshed Char-Grilled Buffalo Oysters