Basil Grilled Oysters

A simple, summery topping for grilled oysters.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cooked, cooked shellfish, grill, grilled, oysters, sauce, sauces, topping, vinaigrette
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 113
Author: Deja Knight McMillan


  • charcoal or gas grill
  • blender or food processor


  • 3 dozen Oysters freshly shucked

Basil Vinaigrette:

  • 2 cups basil fresh leaves
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp champagne or red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp pecorino Romano cheese grated


  • In a blender, combine and process the basil vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Top freshly shucked oysters with a dash of the vinaigrette and place on the grill for 5 minutes at medium-high heat.
  • Before removing them from the grill, sprinkle on some grated pecorino Romano cheese.


Serving: 3oysters | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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