Wood-Grilled Oysters in Chipotle Vinaigrette

Wood-Grilled Oysters in Chipotle Vinaigrette
Wood-Grilled Oysters in Chipotle Vinaigrette
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    It used to be that you could buy and eat oysters only in months with an "R" in them. That's because during the summer months of spawning, wild oysters develop an "off" flavor. Transporting oysters in hot weather, before the days of refrigerated trucks, was also problematic. Today, about 80 percent of oysters are farm-raised in submerged nets, dining on plankton in carefully controlled marine environments. They spawn at different times during the year, so there's always a variety available that's good to eat. When ready, they're harvested and shipped by air to seafood markets. If you're not comfortable shucking oysters at home, have the fishmonger shuck them for you and ask him or her to give you a half shell for each oyster. In this recipe, you'll get smoky flavor from two sources: the wood-grilling technique and the chipotle chile in the vinaigrette.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, very finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from the can
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2/3 cup olive oil
    • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 36 oysters, shucked, on the half shell
    • 1 cup hickory or mesquite chips soaked in water for 1 hour for a charcoal grill, or 1/2 cup dry wood chips in a smoker box or an aluminum foil packet poked with holes for a gas grill

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 437 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 28 g 43.71%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 22.48%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1 mg 0.39%
    • Sodium: 278 mg 11.6%
    • Calcium: 338 mg 33.79%
    • Potassium: 1013 mg 28.93%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 43.1%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 19 g 76.96%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 14.13%
    • Vitamin C 2.29%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit3
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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