Monday, August 11, 2008

BBQ Oysters

One of the great things about living on the coast, is the selection of fresh seafood available. Here there is a small sheltered bay just North of San Francisco called Tomales bay, home of many oyster companies. I often do the quick scenic drive out to the bay to get fresh oysters. There are many companies to choose from including the somewhat expensive and touristy Hog Island oyster company, I go to the tomales bay oyster company, no frills, just good oysters. I get 50 small oysters of the four different sizes available, I end up eating about a dozen with lemon then head home at sun set. I like eating them raw the best but I chose to BBQ some on my boat. Just grill them till they crack open, shuck and top with your favorite BBQ sauce. They are better when only slightly cooked and still soft.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I have just, in the last couple of years, learned to appreciate barbecued oysters. We usually grill them and then drizzle with melted butter and a touch of hot sauce - DELISH. I'll have to try them with barbecue sauce next time.