Barbecued Oysters With Curry Sauce

Barbecued Oysters With Curry Sauce
Serves 6
per serving
Calories: 80
Carbohydrates: 3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 1.8 g
Total Fat: 8.45 g
12 fresh oysters in the shell, such as Pacific or Kumamoto
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) butter
1 shallot, minced
1 whole garlic clove
1/2 tsp. (3 mL) curry powder
1/4 tsp. (2 mL) cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 c. (125 mL) whipping cream
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp. (30 mL) chopped cilantro
Coarse sea salt
  1. Shuck oysters, drain off the oyster liquid into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, shallot, garlic, curry powder, cayenne (if using) and cream. Heat mixture over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened.
  3. Stir in reserved oyster liquid and season with pepper.
  4. When ready to cook, place oysters on the half shell on a preheated grill. Spoon 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) curry sauce over each oyster. Add a squeeze of lemon and garnish with cilantro. Grill until the edges of the oyster flesh start to curl, about 4 minutes. Remove oysters from the grill and serve immediately on a bed of coarse sea salt.