Sunday, August 19, 2012

Restaurant (Re)creation: Hog Island's BBQ'd Oysters

If you are going to have oysters in Northern California, you can't go wrong with the fresh little bivalves from Pt. Reyes.  Hog Island Oysters is a favorite spot to stop for BBQ'd oysters and wine on picnic tables overlooking Tamales Bay.  I just experimented with their BBQ'd oyster recipe from The Hog Island Oyster Lover's Cookbook and the recipe was quite a hit.  I made them for a lawn party we had and doubled the recipe and they disappeared in minutes!  Now you can bring Pt. Reyes home with you and enjoy your own BBQ'd oysters with a nice glass of bubbly in your backyard.

Makes 2 dozen oysters


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dozen small Sweetwater oysters


-In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to blend.  Cover and let sit for an hour.  (Sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead).
-Prepare a medium hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill.  Place shucked oysters on the center of the grill and spoon 1 tbsp of sauce onto each oyster.
-Cover grill and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce begins to bubble.  Don't overcook!  
-Serve immediately on a rock salt lined platter.
-Eat them quickly before the disappear!

Hog Island Oyster Farm
20215 Shoreline Highway
Marshall, CA 94940
(415) 663-9218

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