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Grilled Gulf Oysters with Smoked Sausage and Pork Rind Crumble

Who doesn't love grilled oysters? Especially when they bubble in butter, sausage and crispy Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds ... so good. Not only are these little guys super tasty, they're great for parties ... and we all love a good party!


For the Oyster Butter:

  • 1 oz. lime juice

  • 2 Tbsp. Louisiana-style hot sauce

  • 1⁄4 cup red onion, minced

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 3 Tbsp. red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1⁄4 lb. unsalted butter, softened

For Inside the Shells:

For the Garnish:

  • 1 bunch fresh herbs (such as dill, basil, chives or tarragon)

  • 1 small jar Muffuletta Relish, store bought or homemade (chopped olives, celery, peppers, veggies, vinegar & oil)

  • 6 cherry tomatoes

Directions:

  1. To make the oyster butter: place the ingredients except the butter into a food processor and pulse to create a paste. Add the softened butter to the paste and pulse to incorporate. This can be made ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.

  2. Scrub the oysters with a stiff bristle brush under cold running water. Shuck them, and detach them from the shell, but leave them sitting on the half shell for grilling.

  3. Prepare a grill for direct cooking over high heat. To each oyster on a half shell, add one Tbsp. oyster butter mix, 1 tsp. smoked sausage and topped with 1⁄2 tsp. Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds.

  4. Next, place them on the grill over a hot fire. You want flames licking the shells. When the shells become charred around the edges and the butter is bubbly, remove them from the fire.

  5. Top each oyster with a small spoon of Muffuletta Pickle Relish, chopped cherry tomatoes, some fresh herbs and serve.