Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

Snowdrops

Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know

what despair is; then
winter should have meaning for you.

I did not expect to survive,
earth suppressing me. I didn’t expect
to waken again, to feel
in damp earth my body
able to respond again, remembering
after so long how to open again
in the cold light
of earliest spring–

afraid, yes, but among you again
crying yes risk joy

in the raw wind of the new world.

–Louise Gluck

Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

The butter can be made up to 5 days ahead, wrapped well in the fridge, or up to several months ahead, kept in the freezer. The recipe is easy to scale up; the most laborious part will be shucking the oysters, but after that, you can roast and serve many at once. If the weather if fine, grill the oysters directly on the grates instead. If you can’t find spicy honey, use regular honey, and add a pinch of pepper flakes to the butter mix.

  • ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon hot honey
  • 2 minced garlic clove
  • 1 dozen oysters
  • chopped parsley (garnish)
  • lemon wedges (optional)
  • bread (optional)

  • procedure: 
  •      Shuck and gently rinse each oysters, moving the opened oysters to a baking sheet as you work. Divide the butter between the oysters.
  •      Heat the oven to 475F/245C. Move the baking sheet into the hot oven, and roast for 6 minutes, or until the butter is gently bubbling, and the oysters are plump and pulling away from the sides. Serve right out of the oven, sprinkled with chopped parsley. Serve with lemon wedges, bread, and more butter.

Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

Years ago, the Frenchman and I visited San Francisco. I was still new to oysters, but we drove out of the city, road hugging the cliffside, to Hog Island Oyster. There, on a brisk spring day similar to today, we ate a wheel of tripe creme cheese with sourdough, a carafe of minerally white wine, and a tray of roasted oysters. This recipe is inspired by the oysters we ate that day.


Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters



Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters

3 Comments

  1. Eliza | Pen + Pan

    That fluffy scoop of honey butter looks as dreamy and creamy as vanilla ice cream. I imagine it tasted as delightful as ice cream, to boot!


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    J’ai lu la poésie de Louise Gluck
    J’ai reconnu les mains de mon fils Paul ouvrant les huîtres
    J’ai apprécié les photographies de Cris
    J’AURAI BIEN VOULU DÉGUSTER L’ENTRÉE DU CHEF CRISTINA
    “Bourbon, Garlic and Hot Honey-Butter Roasted Oysters”
    QUEL DÉLICE !
    Padda
    de La Rochelle France

    • CristinaSciarra

      Bonjour Padda! I will be happy to make them for the whole family this summer when we visit!

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