Posted on: September 22, 2021

Recipe – Andy’s Grilled Rock 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!

Serves: 4 people

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Total Time: 20 min


12 oysters, shucked

100g butter at room temperature

½ lemon, juiced

30g Parmesan, grated plus extra to garnish

30g fresh basil, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp pine nuts

1 garlic clove, minced


1. 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.

2. Prepare your oysters and place them on a grill pan or large baking tray. Here’s Andy’s guide for shucking an Oyster:

3. Place ½ tsp of the pesto butter on top of each oyster.

4. Cook the oysters under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes each.

5. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan.