BBQ Bourbon Chipotle Butter Grilled Oysters


  • 1 lb (four sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2/3 cup peeled garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 10-oz can of chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 50 oysters

Chipotle Butter

  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve the brown sugar into the bourbon. Combine the butter, brown sugar/bourbon mixture, and other ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well though it will remain a bit lumpy in texture. You can use a food processor if desired.
  2. Set down a piece of parchment paper, and pile butter along the center, working to form a ‘log’. Wrap butter, folding into a log-shape, and refrigerate for at least an hour. The finished roll should be the dimension of a cube of butter, only longer (about a foot). Note: while the butter log makes for ease of use when cooking, storing the butter in the mixing bowl and scooping it out by the spoonful is just as effective.

Recipe by Hog Island Oyster Company.