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fire baked oysters
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Fire Baked Oysters

While the oyster purist might cringe at cooking them, I can assure you that this Fire Baked Oyster recipe does them justice.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 8-10 Oysters shucked & on the half shell
  • 2 cups of Rock Salt

Butter Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp of Butter unsalted
  • 1.5 tbsp of Parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp of Shallots chopped
  • 1 tbsp of White Wine
  • 2 tsp of Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp of Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 Lemon juiced


  • 2 tbsp of Melted Butter
  • 1.5 tbsp of Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1.5 tbsp of Panko Crumbs


  • Preheat a grill or brick oven for high heat indirect cooking (around 450F).
  • Add a cast iron sauce pan to preheat over the direct heat for 1 minute. Add the butter to the skillet to melt then add the chopped shallots. Stir for 30 seconds, then add the rest of the ingredients for the butter sauce. Let simmer for 20 seconds, then pull off heat to let cool for 1 minute.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the crust. Add rock salt to the base of a cast iron skillet, and place the shucked oysters on top. Top each oyster for a spoonful of the butter sauce along with a dollop of the crust mixture. Do not worry if the crust mixture covers all the oyster.
  • Place the cast iron on to your grill/oven on the cool indirect cooking side. Bake the oysters for 1-2 minutes until the crust on top is golden brown. Once done, pull them off and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once cooled down, eat and enjoy!