If using a
gas grill, turn all burners to high, lower lid until grill is
very hot, about 15 minutes. Use a wire brush to scrape clean
the cooking grate. Leave the burners on high.
charcoal, ignite about 2 ½ pound charcoal until they turn ash
gray. Spread the
coals into a single layer over the bottom of the grill. Place
cooking grate in place, cover grill with lid, and allow grate
to heat up, about 5 minutes. Use a wire brush to clean the
grate. Coals are ready to cook when
they are medium-hot (when you can hold your hand over
the coals for 3 to 4 seconds).
directly on the cooking grate. Cover and grill, without
turning, until oyster shell opens, 4 to 6 minutes.
carefully transfer the opened oysters to a flat serving
platter, trying to preserve the juices. Open completely and
discard the top shell and loosen the meat from bottom of the
shell before serving. Top with sauce and lemon, if desired.
4 to 6 appetizer servings.
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