Recipe: Grilled Oysters with Citrus and Olive Oil Gremolata

By Paul Kostandin

photo credits : Olive Oil Times

Grilled Oysters with Citrus and Olive Oil Gremolata

4 servings


  • 12 fresh oysters

  • tbsps lemon zest

  • tbsp lime zest

  • tbsp chopped parsley

  • cloves chopped garlic

  • 1tsp salt

  • 1⁄4 cup lemon juice

  • 1⁄4 cup lime juice

  • 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • To make the gremolata
  • In a bowl combine the lemon zest, lime zest, lemon juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley and salt. 
  • Mix well and taste for seasoning. Adjust as necessary.
  • Reserve for later. 

  • To prepare the oysters
  • Preheat your grill until it is very hot, if using charcoal wait until the brockets have a uniform grey coating around them. 
  • Carefully shuck the oysters, keep the top shell for grilling the oysters.
  • Place the oysters on the grill with the top shell covering them. Cook the oysters until you see small bubbles of liquid/steam escaping from the side of the shell.
  • Remove the oysters from the grill. Remove the top shell, carefully spoon the gremolata over the oysters. 
  • Enjoy immediately!

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