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  • 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.