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Sankey's BBQ Tabasco Oysters


Sankey's BBQ Tabasco Oysters

We love oysters and are always trying new things.  A recent trip at the end of the summer to our friends Holly & Nick’s house we brought a box over with the full intention of just shucking them and eating them raw.  But after a beer, or two, Nick started his chimnea up to keep the girls warm.  I couldn’t help myself.  I raided Nicks kitchen for a few bits and hey presto the BBQ Tabasco Oysters were born.


  • Oysters
  • Salted butter
  • Shallots
  • Tabasco sauce


  1. Before you cook the oysters you need to make a sauce.  In a small sauce pan, melt a nob of butter. How much depends on how much sauce you want
  2. Dice a shallot and fry gently in the oil but don’t brown them.  Then add a good few shakes of Tabasco sauce.  Its important to do this right at the end or you will burn the kick out of it
  3. Ok, its time for the oysters.  Take each oyster and place into the glowing charcoal.  As they are, but make sure you get them the right way up.  The top is slightly flatter then the bottom
  4. After about 5 mins the oysters will be cooked and will have opened or become ajar
  5. Careful, these are going to be very hot. So remove them from the fire with care.
  6. Place in a bowl with some foil to balance the oysters.  When they have cooled down enough to pick up place in the palm of you hand and open the oyster with a blunt knife.  Use a tea towel here to protect you from the hot liquid inside
  7. Once they are open add a teaspoon of your Tabasco butter and you’re good to go

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