FOOD: Grilled Oysters with Citrus and Olive Oil



INGREDIENTS:


12 fresh oysters

1 tbsps lemon zest

1 tbsp lime zest

2 tbsp chopped parsley

2 cloves chopped garlic

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


DIRECTIONS:


To make the gremolata:

  1. In a bowl combine the lemon zest, lime zest, lemon juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley and salt.

  2. Mix well and taste for seasoning. Adjust as necessary.

  3. Reserve for later.

To prepare the oysters:

  1. Preheat your grill until it is very hot, if using charcoal wait until the briquettes have a uniform grey coating around them.

  2. Carefully shuck the oysters, keep the top shell for grilling the oysters.

  3. Place the oysters on the grill with the top shell covering them. Cook the oysters until you see small bubbles of liquid/steam escaping from the side of the shell.

  4. Remove the oysters from the grill. Remove the top shell, carefully spoon the gremolata over the oysters.

  5. Enjoy immediately!