The most delicious dish from my recent trip to New Orleans was the charbroiled oysters! It truly lives up to the claim that it’s “the best single bite of food in New Orleans” This amazing oyster dish is very unique to New Orleans, it was invented by Tommy Cvitanovich in 1993 at one the most famous restaurants in New Orleans: Drago’s Seafood. It became so popular, they’re now served all over the city, Acme Oyster House and Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar are two other restaurants famous for charbroiled oysters.
This recipe is adapted from Tommy Cvitanovich’s original recipe. The key to replicating Drago’s amazing flavor requires a very hot grill. Load it with lump charcoal and be prepared for fiery flare ups when that delicious butter drips below the grates. This cooking method creates the juiciest, most unique oysters around. I was always a fan of Oysters Rockefeller, but after my trip to New Orleans , I’ve learned that “Oysters Drago” are the way to go! Make sure to buy a lot of oysters and have some help shucking. I guarantee that your guests will be hungry for more. Serve with a baguette so you when the oysters are gone, everybody can still enjoy mopping up that savory sauce. Watch my short Instagram video here