Barbecue Oysters

Barbecue Oysters
Staff Writer
Barbecue Oysters
Lilly's
Barbecue Oysters

Served with bourbon barbecue sauce and blue cheese rémoulade, these fried oysters offer delicious little bursts of flavor that will delight party guests. You'll want to make the barbecue sauce a few hours in advance to allow the flavors to meld, the rémoulade can be made just before serving, and the oysters, ideally, should be shucked and fried to order.

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4
Servings
1022
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: Bourbon barrel aged soy sauce in specialty stores and bourbon barrel smoked paprika can be found in specialty stores or online. Sorghum is a sweetener that is similar to maple syrup; if you can't find sorghum, feel free to use maple syrup, honey, or molasses instead.

Ingredients

For the bourbon barbecue sauce

  • 2  Cups  ketchup
  • shots bourbon, such as Old Forester
  • 1/4  Cup  apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  soy sauce, preferably aged in bourbon barrels
  • 1/2  Cup  local honey
  • 1/2  Cup  sorghum
  • 2  Tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1  Tablespoon  cayenne
  • 1  Tablespoon  red pepper flakes
  • shallots, diced finely
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the blue cheese rémoulade

  • 1/2  Cup  crumbled blue cheese
  • 1  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 2  Tablespoons  diced cornichons
  • 2  Tablespoons  capers, smashed
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh parsley, chopped
  • Dash of  Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the oysters

  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Cup  Old Bay seasoning
  • 2  Tablespoons  smoked paprika, preferably bourbon smoked
  • 2  Tablespoons  Colman's dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil, for frying
  • 12  oysters, shucked on the half shell

Directions

For the bourbon barbecue sauce

Combine all ingredients with a whisk in a stainless steel bowl. Let the flavors develop for a few hours before use.

For the blue cheese rémoulade

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

For the oysters

Combine the flour, Old Bay seasoning, smoked paprika, and dry mustard in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix well.

In a deep frying pan, heat about 1 inch oil to 350 degrees.

Remove the oysters from the shells and coat them in the seasoned flour. Place the seasoned oysters in the hot oil until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain and toss with 2 cups of the bourbon barbecue sauce. Place the oysters back in the half shell and top each with 3 dollops of blue cheese rémoulade.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
47g
52%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
171g
100%
Protein
36g
78%
Vitamin A, RAE
230µg
33%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
33mg
44%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
141µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
285mg
29%
Choline, total
46mg
11%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
316µg
79%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
106mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
432mg
62%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
58µg
100%
Sodium, Na
2843mg
100%
Thiamin
3mg
100%
Water
111g
4%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.