Grilled Oysters with Pesto Butter
When Oysters are this fresh they don't need much cooking. Here's a super simple recipe from Andy at Atlantic Edge Oysters that allows the flavours of the seagrass and the North Atlantic tides do the talking!
12 oysters, shucked
100g butter, softened
half a lemon, juiced
30g parmesan cheese, grated
30g fresh basil, coarsely chopped
2tbsp pine nuts
1 garlic clove, minced
First, create the pesto butter. Start by adding the butter, lemon juice, Parmesan, basil, garlic and pine nuts to a food processor. Blitz until a smooth consistency then pop into the fridge until ready to use.
Shuck your oysters and place them on a grill pan or large baking tray. Preheat your grill on the highest setting.
Place ½ tsp of the pesto butter on top of each oyster.
Cook the oysters under the preheated grill for 3-4 minutes.
Serve immediately with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan.