Touring the Gulf Coast looking for gallery representation and collecting reference photos, my friend Christy and I took advantage of the opportunity to purchase and prepare fresh seafood. Yum!
Christy treated us to a quarter bushel of oysters (about 5 dozen!) and 8 shrimp.
A quick trip into the local market for other ingredients we needed... lemons, butter, garlic, horseradish, cocktail sauce, and crackers.
Build a fire and let the coals get hot, about 20 minutes. Then set the oysters on the grill to steam.
Melt 2 sticks of butter in a pot and add a quarter cup of minced garlic.
Toss in oysters as they are shucked from their shells. Boil in butter for a minute until oysters are cooked and heated through. You can add a dash of olive oil, too, if you fear burning the butter.
Build your bite by taking a cracker and placing on it an oyster, dripping in butter and garlic. Squeeze onto it some fresh lemon juice and add some horseradish and cocktail sauce to taste.
HEAVEN ON A CRACKER!