Bubba’s Chargrilled Oysters

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Bubba’s Chargrilled Oysters Bubba’s Chargrilled Oysters

Servings: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 lb butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
12   fresh oysters on the half-shell
Freshly grated Parmesan
French bread, or breadsticks, for serving





Preheat a charcoal grill.

Put the butter in a pot on high heat and bring to a boil. Make clarified butter by scooping all of the foam that rises to the top and discarding it. Add garlic powder or fresh garlic to the butter.

Put oysters on an open flame grill and sprinkle Parmesan over top, making sure not to completely cover the oysters. Let them cook until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Then drizzle the garlic butter generously over the oyster, cook another 1 to 2 minutes and remove from heat. Serve immediately with extra butter, if desired, and with bread or breadsticks.

Recipe courtesy Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House

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My wife and I had the oysoers a Bubba's a few years ago. My wife said she did not like oysters. I had to order another dozen because she ate most of mine. The hi-lite of the meal was we got to meet Paula. She was a true southern Lady. I am a long time fan of her cooking show. Sorry to hear Bubba's is being closed. We go to Myrtle Beach every year (for the last 32 years). My grandsons love the beach there. Hope we can get in her new restaurant there. Best wishes from the Johnson family.

By Elmo Johnson on April 04, 2014


We have an employee who also works for the local fisheries, on Fridays he buys us a container of oysters and brings to to us. I picked up 2 muffin pans (cheap & steel) at Dollar General for a buck apiece. I have oysters on the grill in them as I type. Can't wait. On one I put chopped roasted red peppers , a couple fennel seeds and chop onion and pressed garlic...and covered w/ a bit of cheese and a bit of good hard Parmesan ... on the other I put the onion/garlic mix plus lime juice, salt pepper and I put a pat of butter. I threw some damp wood chips over the charcoal and closed the lid. Thanks for the inspiration !

By Lundy on October 21, 2012


I have made many of times Not Yo Mamas' Banana Pudding and it's a hit every time people can't get over in how Delicious it is it's one of my favorites.Thank You Paula!!

By Maria C. Ervin on September 11, 2012


If you like Oysters you have to try this recipe,You will love it!!

By Tammy Poole on June 30, 2012


Was at Harrahs casino in Mississippi yesterday. I usually eat raw oysters, tried the chargrilled oysters. OMG! It is the best oyster I have ever had... Thanks Paula!,, you ate truly the Queen of the south...

By Eric Conley on April 29, 2012


Mom and I love all grilled oysters but by far the best is the ones with parmesan cheese. We get them whenever we go to Mobile's Osyter Bars. I can not shuck them that well so we have took the shells home from the bar and boiled,cleaned and re-use them. I think we will try them in a muffin pan tonight on the grill or oven. Thanks Paula and Bubba for your great recipes. By Robert Tucker on December 3, 2011-(Birthday)

By Robert Tucker on December 03, 2011


Mmmmm mmmmmm! It's too bad I never learned how to shuck oysters. Maybe I can get Bob to shuck some so I can have fresh oysters to try this recipe.

By Kevin Chandler on August 20, 2011


I live in the northwest and one of my husbands friends makes a variation of this but he uses pepper jack cheese and jalapenos instead of garlic and parmesan. they wolf it down. they will go through a bushel of ousters in a matter of minutes between the three of them.

By LaRayne Reaves on August 17, 2011



By Cathy D Stanley on August 09, 2011


We went to your restaurant in Savannah and had lunch which was wonderful and then we went to Uncle Bubba's for dinner which was wonderful. At Uncle Bubba's we had the chargrilled oysters and my husband and myself fell in love with them. How do you get the charbroiled taste? Can you give us any pointers as to how to perfect them. We live in Kentucky and we just drive to Savannah everyday. lol Thank you

By Marilyn Taulbee on June 19, 2011


Uncle Bubba's Oyster House was always THE place for us to stop in Savannah. The chargrilled oysters were a must-have appetizer along with the shrimp dip. MMMMMM my mouth is watering when I think of them both!

By Lynn Palm on April 26, 2011


I LOVE these oysters! Usually I am just an oysters on the half-shell kind of girl, but on a school trip to Hilton Head we ate at Bubba's and I fell in love with these oysters. I have been raving about them ever since(like 2-3 years)and never thought I'd see a recipe for them. Thank you so much for sharing! I was raised in Louisiana but now live in Missouri and so miss Southern-comfort food and FRESH seafood. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your cities and both of y'alls restaurants. Can't wait until I can visit again. Many blessings to y'all, Michele

By Michele Ratcliff on January 10, 2011


Had OYSTERS for the first time at Miss Paula's home in October of this year.Bubba fixed them just the way it says in the recipe above.Can't wait to have them again,just so he's the one cooking.The whole family can cook!My RATING IS MUCH MORE THAN 5.

By MARY2711 on December 31, 2010


Had them twice the first trip to Savannah and twice the second trip. Planning a third trip just to have more. These are wonderful!!!!

By Anonymous on September 13, 2010



By Anonymous on February 26, 2010


Tried these at Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah...AMAZING!!! If you are in the area, you have to stop and try them!

By Anonymous on February 03, 2010


WOW! These oysters were great! I normally eat fried oysters, but when my husbands order came out I couldn't help myself. I had to try these and WOW! These are my favorite now. I guess I'll be traveling to Savannah, GA to eat at Uncle Bubba's from now on! I'll be ordering Bubba's Chargrilled Oysters!

By scherise on July 22, 2009


WONDERFUL at the restaurant !!! (And I'd never liked oysters before !) Mmmmmm !!!

By Quay on October 31, 2008

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