Grilled Tarboureich Oysters with Garlic Lemon Butter

In addition to moving some chicken thighs from the freezer, I had a number of items in the refrigerator that needed to be recycled.  Bo-ring!  So instead of immediately getting to it, Jade and I spent the morning loitering around town, buying her a really cool skirt and blouse, drinking coffee and hot chocolate, visiting the post office to return the broken tarte tatin pan and, in general, shilly shallying and dilly dallying.

Taking a small peek inside the fishmonger’s, we spotted some fabulous tarboureich oysters and were moved to buy 10 for a light lunch.  We should have bought at least 12!  Anyway, the fishmonger gave us a very chic freezer bag for our future purchases.

Cheered by our walkabout and the oysters, I did indeed cook the chicken and leftovers.  Posting later.

Grilled Tabouriech Oysters with Garlic Lemon Butter

5-6 tbsp butter, softened

Juice 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp parmesan, grated

1 tbsp parsley, chopped

1 tbsp chives, chopped

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp piment d’espelette

10-12 tabouriech oysters, opened and left on the half shell

Mix butter, lemon juice, parmesan, parsley, chives, garlic, salt and piment together.  Place a knob of butter on each oyster and grill until bubbly.

Wine suggestion:   Macon Village

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45 Responses to Grilled Tarboureich Oysters with Garlic Lemon Butter

  1. searunner says:

    Those look so good! The variety in oysters is amazing. You can certainly become a connoisseur with all the choices.

  2. Sounds good, although I can’t really understand doing anything more to a good oyster than opening it and eating it:)

  3. Tessa says:

    I’m going to look for some fresh oysters after work tonight… Easy and delicious!

  4. Hmmmm my kind of day “shilly shallying and dilly dallying” 🙂 Oh and yes to the oyster, although I do prefer them raw, but then I’d have bought them for the freezer bag 🙂

  5. Is there anything better than an oyster? I like mine raw, but these grilled ones look great, too!

  6. Mad Dog says:

    They sound great to me! You should throw a freezer recycling party and see what people make 😉

  7. Love the bag and the oysters look great! I can’t comment on the taste though – I’ve never tried one 🙁

  8. Your photos is so inviting! beautiful. This looks fantastic.

  9. Oh my gosh! Those look amazing! I adore oysters and those look like gems.

    I would put in a vote for 24 instead of 12. Wouldn’t want to starve or anything 🙂

  10. I adore oysters – will have to look out for some here in England in the fisherman´s huts in down at the seaside!

  11. Mary Jo says:

    Delicious! You only live once and boy, you know how to live! Thanks for sharing. Andrew and I are so excited to see that you’re headlining Food Porn Daily once again, too. Now if only we could follow your footsteps to the kitchen…

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  13. rsmacaalay says:

    I just had a recent discovery with oysters, they are good with sweet chilli sauce.

  14. sybaritica says:

    I’ve not heard of that variety of oyster… the shells look like pacific west coast ones… they aren’t are they?

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