Charcoal Grilled Oysters with Garlic Sauce

Today we would like to share with you an easy way to grill oysters, and paired them with this delicious garlic sauce.

grilled oyster with garlic sauce
Grilled oysters with garlic sauce

Oyster is one of the most delicious ingredients to grill. It is so worth trying out if you never grill oysters before. We find it much cheaper to cook oysters at home than to eat them at a restaurant.

If your oysters are fresh, they can taste just as good as the ones in a restaurant.

However, one of the most challenging parts of handling with oysters is shucking them. Make sure to clean the oyster with water before opening them, so that the dirt won’t get in.

How to shuck oysters?

You’ll need a towel and an oyster knife. Fold the towel into a thick square and place an oyster inside. Hold the oyster with the flat side down and the hinge facing towards you. Slowly insert the oyster knife into the hinge of the oyster and twist to open the shell. Slide the knife under the oyster meat to detach it from the shell. Be careful not to lose any of the oyster’s liquor

shucked oyster
grilled oyster


  1. For the garlic sauce, we recommend using the “steamed fish” soy sauce of the “Lee Kim Kee” brand. This soy sauce is designed for steamed fish, which is an iconic Cantonese dish. The soy sauce itself is also great for any other seafood dish. But you can just use regular soy sauce instead.
  2. Before frying the garlic, we rinse them with water. This is an additional step, it might look weird to you but it will make the sauce better. Rinsing the garlic will them not easy to burn while we cook it in the oil. Also, another benefit is that it will prevent the garlic breath, but you can still taste the delicious flavor.
  3. We divided the garlic into 2 batches and then fry them 3 minutes apart. This way we will have the garlic at different cooking levels, which brings a dynamic amazing flavor.
  4. In case you don’t know how to, check out the video below.

grilled oyster with garlic sauce
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Charcoal Grilled Oysters with Garlic Sauce

An extremely easy way to cook oysters, pair with the amazing garlic sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: charcoal grill, grill, oyster, seafood
Servings: 2 oysters per serving
Calories: 130kcal
Cost: $2


  • Charcoal grill


  • Oysters 2 per servings

Garlic Sauce

  • 2 head garlic minced
  • oil same amount as the minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce we recommend using the "steamed fish" soy sauce of the "Lee Kim Kee" brand
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar


Garlic Sauce

  • We start by making the garlic sauce. Peel and chop two heads of garlic. Rinse the minced garlic, and drain out the water. Dry them out in a paper towel so will be safe to fry them.
  • We will be using the same amount of oil as the garlic for the sauce, a 1-to-1 ratio. Heat up a pan at low heat and add the oil. Add only half of the garlic in first, and maintain the pan at low heat for the entire time. Let it slowly cook for about 3 minutes.
  • While the garlic is heating up in the oil, you can chop some chili peppers and scallion for later use. Add the other half in for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chili peppers. Add 2 tbsp of soy sauce,1 tbsp of oyster sauce, and 1 tsp of sugar, and mix everything well. Voila, that’s the garlic sauce, it smells so good!

Grill Oysters

  • Before dealing with the oysters, you can start to light up the charcoal.
  • Rinse oysters several times to remove the dirt outside. Shuck open the oysters. When your charcoal is hot, place the oysters on the grill. Cover the lid and let it preheat for about 1 minute.
  • Add a spoonful of the garlic sauce to each oyster. It gonna have some flame so be careful not to burn yourself! Also because of this fierce flaming, it will make the oyster so tasty.
  • When the oyster edge is a little bit burned, add some scallion and remove it from the grill. Enjoy!


Calories: 130kcal

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