Spicy Grilled Tequila Oysters
3-4 tsp. Tequila
6 tbsp. Butter (room temp)
2-3 tsp. Canned Chipotle (chopped with seeds)
1 tbsp. Red Onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp. Garlic (finely chopped)
¼ tsp. Lime Zest
2 tsp. Lime Juice
2 tbsp. Cilantro (chopped)
Pinch Kosher Salt
Pinch Black Pepper
Garnish – Chopped cilantro and lime wedges
Not including the oysters and tequila, combine the rest of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the ingredients together until mixed well.
Spoon butter mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap. Roll the wrap into a log and then chill the butter for about 1 hour.
Preheat grill to approx. 450 F.
Cut the butter log into thin coins.
Shuck oysters without spilling too much of the liquid.
Place oysters on the grill and cook for 2 minutes or until they start to bubble slightly.
Place a butter coin on each of the oysters, then cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the oysters are bubbling.
Remove oysters from the grill and spoon ¼ tsp. tequila over each oyster and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
Serve immediately with lime wedges.