Bev’s BD was last week and while we normally go out, I was still somewhat down with a cold, but felt well enough to cook. She requested a surf and turf of steak and scallops and she would be in town to pick up the sea food. While there, she decided to add grilled oysters to the menu and brought home a dozen nice ones.
Our final menu became:
Grilled oysters as an appetizer – just Bev and I, SIL, Pat doesn’t do oysters
Grilled beef filet and sautéed sea scallops as the entrée
Grilled smashed potatoes as a side
We considered, salad, asparagus, bread, and dessert but decided we already had plenty of food. I cooked everything on the gas grill as I could use the side burner for the scallops and just didn’t feel like fooling with charcoal.
For the oysters:
10 oysters on the half shell
2 T butter – I used salted
1 large or 2 small garlic gloves ran through the press
Squirt of Srirache or your favorite hot sauce – more or less to taste
Pinch of salt
Shuck the oysters taking care to retain as much liquor as possible and keep the deeper shell. I ate the others raw – great treat for the cook.
Set the oysters on a hot grill, keeping as level as possible, and top with about a teaspoon of the butter mixture.
The steaks were given a good coating of Montreal Steak Seasoning and allowed to come to room temperature. I grilled them all to about 128* for a nice medium rare.
The potatoes were parboiled, smashed with my hand and wrapped in partially cooked bacon. I then added some S&P, garlic butter to the top side, and gently laid them on the medium hot grill butter side down. When browned, they were flipped after I’d added the S&P and butter to the top side.
This is the birthday girl’s plate and she seemed very pleased with her special meal. I should have fancied it up a little, but we were all hungry.
I forgot to set up the camera correctly, so the photos weren’t very good but they can still be enlarged by clicking on them.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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