GRILLED OYSTERS WITH NDUJA BUTTER
Backyard oyster feast? Save some to toss on the grill and earn points with this gourmet-but-simple treatment.
8 oz. unsalted butter, softened
2 oz. nduja*
Sea salt to taste 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1½ oz. panko breadcrumbs
16 oysters, shucked on the half shell
2 chives, thinly sliced
*Nduja is a spicy, spreadable Italian salumi (and this recipe’s secret weapon),
available at many gourmet shops.
1. Preheat grill to 450°F. Blend butter with nduja until well combined and season with sea salt.
2. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat and toast breadcrumbs until golden brown. Remove from heat.
3. Scoop 2 tsp. butter
mixture on top of each oyster. Arrange in a single layer on grill, cover and cook until hot and bubbly, about 5 minutes. 4. Remove from grill. Garnish with breadcrumbs and chives and serve warm.
Recipe provided by chef Dylan Allwood of Tavola Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA.