Uncle Bubba’s Chargrilled Oysters
* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 12 oysters on the half shell
* 1 cup grated Parmesan
“I ain’t pullin your leg when I say that people come from miles around to eat Uncle Bubba’s Chargrilled Oysters. We grill ‘em over an open flame but you can cook them right in the oven. Serve with some French bread to sop up all those buttery juices.”
Place the butter in a small saucepan on high heat and bring to a boil. Skim off all the foam that rises to the top and discard. Then stir in the garlic powder.
For the grill:
Put the oysters on an open-flame grill and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over them. (Do not cover completely with cheese.) Let cook until cheese starts to brown (2 to 3 minutes). Drizzle garlic butter generously over each oyster. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes and remove from heat. Serve immediately.
For the oven:
Preheat the broiler and line a broiler pan with foil. Place the oysters on the pan and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over them, being careful not to cover the oysters completely. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese starts to brown. Remove the pan from the broiler and turn over each oyster. Generously spoon garlic butter over each oyster and return them to the broiler and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Being careful not to lose any of the butter and oyster liquor, place the oysters on a platter and serve immediately.