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Virginia’s Eastern Shore is known for delicious seafood, especially oysters. Bookmark this recipe and try your hand at an ESVA favorite next time your at Sunset Beach Resort!

Grilled Oysters

Grilled Oysters with Chorizo Butter

Oyster Fiend-Approved Recipe via The Sauce

Serving Size: 2 - 4

What You’ll Need


  • Charcoal Grill

  • Coals

  • 10” Cast Iron Skillet


  • 12 large Chesapeake oysters, shells scrubbed

  • 4 oz Mexican chorizo

  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, diced

  • juice and zest of 1 lime

  • 1 tsp carne asada seasoning

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, diced

In a Nutshell Instructions

  1. Start up the grill, be sure there are areas for both direct and indirect heat.

  2. Once the fire is hot, place the skillet on a grate and add the chorizo. Cook until ready and remove from heat.

  3. Place the oysters on the grate, flat side up, and cook until shells open.

  4. While oysters are cooking, come back to the skillet and add the butter, lime juice, and carne asada seasoning to the pan of chorizo and whisk while the butter melts.

  5. Once the oysters have all opened, remove the top shell, leaving the oyster in the bottom shell.

  6. Place on a serving platter and spoon the chorizo butter over the oysters in their shells.

  7. Sprinkle the cilantro and lime zest over all of the oysters.

  8. Enjoy!

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