Grilled Oysters

Enjoy these unusual but easy pickup appetizers at your next backyard barbecue. Grilled oysters have a slightly smoky flavour and, best of all, they are the supreme source of zinc. 

Grilled Oysters


Quantity Ingredients
1 small onion, grated
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
24 large raw oysters, shucked (such as Malpeque)
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


 In large bowl, stir together onion, hoisin, garlic and hot pepper flakes. Pat oysters dry and add to bowl; stir gently to coat. Let marinate for 15 minutes. 

Thread two oysters lengthwise onto each of 12 small soaked wooden skewers; place on greased grill over high heat. Brush with reserved marinade; cook, turning once, for about 2 minutes or until firm. Sprinkle with coriander. (Substitution: If you can't locate raw oysters, substitute two cans (each 133 g) whole oysters. Don't marinate them; simply brush them with marinade while grilling.)  

Tip: If your oysters are very big, use two parallel skewers to hold them in place on the grill. Look for shucked oysters in containers in the fish section of your supermarket or shuck your own if not available.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information Per serving: about107 cal, 6 g pro, 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 15 g carb, 1 g fibre, 31 mg chol, 380 mg sodium. % RDI: 5% calcium, 46% iron, 400% (36 mg) zinc, 2% vit A, 10% vit C, 11% (25 mcg) folate.