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BBQ Grilled Oysters

Smoky grilled oysters with a zesty bourbon chipotle butter. This appetizer pairs beautifully with Biltmore’s Limited Release Pinot Grigio. From the chef at Village Social.

Preparation Time: 2:10
Cooking Time: 0:05
This Recipe Pairs With:


  • 1 pound unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper - minced and seeds removed
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 dozen oysters (Blue Point or any Large Oyster)

Preparation Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients, except the oysters, in a mixer and mix until smooth. Roll the butter mixture into a cylinder using plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Wash oysters off in cold water and shuck on the half shell, making sure to watch for shell fragments.
  • Preheat a grill to medium. Place a 1/8-inch disk of butter mixture on top of oyster and grill shell down until butter is melted and oysters are hot, about 3-5 minutes. You can also broil them in the oven for 5 minutes. Serve while hot.
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