The great thing about barbecuing oysters is you don't need to shuck them. Put the oysters right on the grill and cook until the steam inside the oysters pops the shells open. Drizzle with a little spicy Thai sauce and you're done.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 3 days; stir in the cilantro just before serving.
Note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian-food section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce (1,190 mg sodium per tablespoon) in our analyses.
DIY grill basket: It’s best to use a grill basket when grilling small ingredients so they don’t fall into the fire. If you don’t have one, fold a 24-inch-long piece of heavy-duty foil in half and crimp up the edges to create a lip; this “basket” will prevent the food from sliding off the grates.
61 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 8.5g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 4.8g; fat 1.3g; saturated fat 0.3g; cholesterol 26.7mg; vitamin a iu 13.8IU; vitamin c 4.9mg; folate 1.2mcg; calcium 22.5mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 1mg; potassium 89mg; sodium 514.3mg; added sugar 4g.