Our Little Wicomico Oysters on a Half Shell make entertaining a breeze! Sold in quantities of 12 or 18, our pre-shucked oysters on a half shell arrive frozen and ready for fixings (no need to thaw!). Top with your favorite topping, bake or grill, and prepare to wow your crowd. 

This oyster recipe features garlic and parsley compound butter for a super simple but oh-so-flavorful and beautiful dish. We used our frozen oysters here, but you can use any of our fresh-caught oysters to make this tasty treat.

Grilled Oysters with Garlic and Butter


Garlic butter compound
  • 12 Little Wicomico frozen oysters on a half shell (or any of our fresh oysters)
  • Four tablespoons softened butter at room temperature
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Two tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Coarse sea salt for plating (optional)

To prepare:

  1. Combine the butter, garlic, parsley and stir with a spoon until evenly blended
garlic herb butter compound for oysters
  1. Spoon a dollop of the butter compound onto each of the frozen half shells, sprinkle with a bit of smoked paprika (great for color and subtle smokey taste)


  1. Cook on grill for about 10-12 minutes or until cooked throughout (if using fresh oysters, the time will be a bit shorter)
  1. Plate from and enjoy! (we like to plate on coarse sea salt to keep the oysters from sliding and tipping all the buttery goodness out)

 Yep, that’s it (yes, really!). We love seeing your yummy creations – share a picture of your Little Wicomico Oysters on Instagram and tag @lwoysters #lwoysters


Written by Amanda Wormann


Thank you my husband is going to love them it looks yummy

Maddie on Oct 20, 2022

So that looks fantastic how do you make oysters Rockefeller

Greg stevens on Sep 29, 2022

Send me some of your awesome recipes. Thank you

Sandi Thompson on Sep 29, 2022

Tried this recipe, delish. I added some parmigiano- reggiano cheese for an upgrade!

James La on Sep 29, 2022


Michael Stankiewicz on Sep 29, 2022

These oysters are calling my name! Wow! Look awesome! Ty for recipe!

Carole on Sep 29, 2022

I love and want them more recipes

Mickey on Sep 29, 2022

I’m thinking a sprinkle of fresh grated Parmesan would be great on these!! I need to try this!

Teri LaMetterey on Sep 29, 2022

Yummy have to try.

Ruby on Feb 21, 2022

All the oysters look great!

Mark on Feb 21, 2022

Add some fresh graded Parmesan and they will be perfect

Steve on Feb 21, 2022

Can’t wait to try the recipe …


Milo on Feb 17, 2022

I can’t wait to try it

Ave Dimapasoc on Feb 17, 2022

I’m trying these!!! Love oysters any kind of way…thanks for sharing!!!

Brenda Rose on Feb 17, 2022

We add tequila and Siracha and call them Screaming oysters!

Pat on Feb 17, 2022

Made these for Thanksgiving and we’re a huge hit! Very delicious! Thank you!

john w byrne on Feb 17, 2022


William on Feb 17, 2022

Your Oysters look so good 😋

Opel on Feb 17, 2022

Love to cook and this look so yammy. Thank you

Odete Barreira Schooley on Sep 15, 2021

Need recipe for: Broiled Oysters with Horseradish Bacon Cream.

Steve on Feb 21, 2022

Looks delicious and I can’t wait to try.

Gail on Sep 15, 2021

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