Any of you guys roast oysters? My brother and I have started planning for our annual Thanksgiving feast (which probably deserves it’s own thread… we’re currently expecting 79 adults and kids). I’m trying to get ideas for how you roast/steam your oysters.
In the past we’ve used:
- Gas grill with aluminum pans and burlap (that grill is gone)
- Ugly Drum Smoker (we had a hard time getting enough heat by the grates)
- Webber grill w/ aluminum pans and burplap (struggled with throughput because the pan/s don’t fit the grill well)
Our latest solution is a pair of stainless steel plates that I’ve had cut to fit in a Webber charcoal grill. We just set one on top of the existing grate to cook while we pre-load the second plate. When the first one is done, we just lift it off and drop the second one on. While it helps our throughput, one of our problems now is that the last handful of oysters in each batch are cold by the time someone gets around to shucking them.
Thoughts? What do you use? Steel plate? Steamer? Direct on the grill grate?