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A special request on Father’s Day

By Sherry Schie, Chef/Owner of Jazzy Cooking

What a month it has been around the Jazzy Cooking kitchen and the Schie household. It’s been crazy busy, but in a good way! We are growing by leaps and bounds. I love it! But, in all the crazy busyness, Father’s Day just hit… on FATHER’S DAY!!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I knew it was coming. I knew I only had a few more days to go shopping, do cooking, make my “to do” lists and all that stuff, and still get all my cooking events done this week, but really… it’s like I turned around and BAM… it’s Father’s Day!

Well, after making my hubby work this past week by helping me with gourmet dinners and catering events, I promised that Sunday evening he wouldn’t have to do anything except man the grill!

I love grilled food. I love grilling… as long as someone else is doing it! No, seriously, I don’t mind grilling. It’s just, he is better at it than me. We all have our talents and gifts, and his is manning the grill. Everything he grills seems perfect. I mean, he never seems to burn anything, unlike me who is the one who catches croutons on fire! (I’m a pretty good cook, it’s just those goofy croutons get me every time).

Anyway, after a long day, we headed to the grocery store to get something that he has been craving for some time. Before I tell you what he has been craving, I must warn you, it’s because of a song that he heard. One part in the lyrics says, “…give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year.” Now, I don’t think Ralph could eat that every day, even though he’s a fan of oysters.

So now you know the menu: Oysters. And not just raw oysters, or baked, or even fried. No, these oysters had to be done a special way - on the GRILL! Yes, the grill. It’s actually so easy and so good. All you need to do is shuck them, put them back in one of their shells, top them with some luscious butter (and a few other things) and put them on the grill. That’s it!

There are not too many things my hubby requests, or even asks for when it comes to food. He’s pretty easy going and eats just about anything I set on our dinner table, but this is one of his favorite meals. And, since I think he’s one of the most incredible, loving, supportive, motivating, encouraging, engaged, and unselfish fathers… I wanted to make him his favorite meal!

Thanks for being an AWESOME father to our daughter, and an AMAZING husband to me. We love you!

Until next time,
Chef Sherry

P.S. If you want more information on how to shuck an oyster and learn more about cooking them, email me at

Grilled Oysters
1 dozen oysters, shucked and put back in shell
1 stick butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

Sea salt, to taste
Cracked pepper, to taste

Preheat grill on high heat until temperature is approximately 400 degrees.
Shuck and clean oysters. Place each oyster back in one half of shell. Place on tray and set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave until butter melts; 30-60 seconds.

Carefully, place each oyster on grill. Spoon butter mixture on top of each oyster. Top with cheese.

Close grill lid and cook oysters until they start to bubble; approximately 4-6 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve immediately.
NOTE: you may add smoke chips to your grill for a smoky richness! DELISH!

Fri, Jun 22nd 2012, 11:09

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