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Morro Bay BBQ Oysters with Parmesan

From: Chef Kelly Wangard, The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA. Yield: 6 oysters.

6 large oysters
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
¾ cup (6 oz.) beer
6 heaping Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Place oysters on grill preheated to highest temperature (or heat oysters in 450°F oven for about 5 minutes). When opened, pry off top shell. Mix garlic and butter; spoon a bit into each oyster shell. Add 2 Tbsp. (approximately) of beer to each oyster. Top with heaping Tbsp. of Parmesan cheese and place on grill until heated through and cheese is melted. Remove from grill.

Beverage pairing: Serve with cold beer, such as a pilsner or pale ale, or white wine such as Chardonnay.

Photo: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

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