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Oysters on a salty serving plate

Smoked Oysters with Spicy Miso Butter

Smoked Oysters with Spicy Miso Butter are the perfect finger food for a game day get-together. This approachable recipe only takes 30 minutes and is sure to “wow” your guests. 
Course Appetizer, seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 30kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 24 oysters
  • 6 tbsp butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • 1-2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice (plus wedges for serving)
  • 1/2 cup scallions (thinly sliced on a slight diagonal)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper (to taste)


  • Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling using Kingsford® Original Charcoal, and preheat to 450F.
    Grill being preheated with coals
  • Prepare the ingredients for the recipe. When purchasing oysters, have the store open them up for you. If doing it yourself, pull oyster shells apart using an oyster knife. Discard the top shell and loosen the oyster meat using the tip of the oyster knife.
    Ingredients with recipe book for the smoked oysters
  • In a bowl, using a spoon, combine together the softened butter, miso, Sriracha and lime juice.
    miso butter paste on the counter
  • Leave the oysters inside the bottom shells and place them directly over the coals or the grill rack, facing upward; grill for approximately 3 minutes. Top each oyster with about 1/2 teaspoon of the miso butter mixture; use a bit more for larger oysters and less for smaller ones.
    Oysters on the grill
  • Place oysters back on the grill for an additional 3 minutes. Serve them right away with scallions and lime wedges.
    Oysters on a salty serving plate


Recipe Notes: 
Cooking temperature for Oysters: For your safety, please reference the USDA safe cooking temperatures.
Tips for Oysters: Check to see if the oysters are alive by confirming that shells are tightly closed; discard any that are not tightly closed. Scrub oysters with a stiff brush under running water. Rinse well and refrigerate until ready to grill.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg