Courtesy Dan Koommoo, chef/owner, Crafted, Yakima
There’s not much better than finding the perfect way to combine fresh, homegrown ingredients—like in this recipe. Here local oysters take a turn on the grill and are paired with a fruity butter for an irresistible appetizer.
Published: November 24, 2018
Ingredients for Smoked Oysters
Directions for Smoked Oysters
Set up stovetop or outdoor smoker with 1 cup of soaked wood chips (preferably applewood), or place wood chips in foil pouch poked with holes and place under grates of covered grill.
Heat smoker or grill and add oysters, cupped side down. Smoke until shells open, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool.
Remove oysters and juices from shells into bowl. Add remaining ingredients, and mix gently.
Serve alongside apple-parsnip butter, crackers and hot sauce. Let guests assemble. Serves 4.
Ingredients for Apple-Parsnip Butter
Directions for Apple-Parsnip Butter
Using same smoker set-up, smoke apples and parsnips for 6–8 minutes, or until parsnips are very soft.
While still warm, place apples and parsnips in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. With machine running, add butter and blend until smooth. Salt to taste.