• 1 teaspoon fennel seed, ground
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fennel greens
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 unopened, fresh, live medium oysters


1 Prepare and light a grill or preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260
degrees C).
2 In a small bowl, blend together the butter, ground fennel seeds,
shallots, fennel bulb, fennel greens, pepper and salt.
3 Arrange the oysters on the grill or oven rack, cover and cook for 3 to 5
minutes or until they start hissing and begin to open.

A seasonal side dish or appetizer with fresh oysters and fennel. Makes 24

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Submitted By: Lee.M Kaye
Grilled Oysters with Fennel Butter