Oysters on the half shell are surprisingly easy to grill. Dress them with a homemade chili cilantro sauce and cook them directly on the barbecue.

Yield: Serves 6.



  • 1/4 cup tomato-based chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 18 oysters on the half shell


  1. Preheat natural gas barbecue on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients except oysters. Spoon an equal amount of chili sauce mixture onto each oyster. Place oysters directly on grid. Cook over medium heat until juices are bubbly and oysters are cooked through, about 4 - 6 minutes. Serve oysters in the shells.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


36 calories, 0.8 g fat, 2.9 g protein, 3.8 g carbohydrate, 0.7 g fibre, 280 mg sodium