Aphrodisian Chargrilled Oysters for #Passionate Cooks (with Photos)

Passionate Cooks is a free cookbook from All Romance e-Books that features recipes from a whole bunch of romance authors. Obviously, writing isn’t the only thing that we put our passion into.

In the cookbook is my recipe for Aphrodisian Chargrilled Oysters. We usually gather a whole bunch of people with a sack full of oysters to eat raw and to cook over the open flame of the fire pit that my husband built at our fish camp in southern Mississippi. However, I had a hankering on a day when it was raining and when we couldn’t get to our camp. So….

I improvised, which is what you can do if you don’t have a grill. Here are some photos.


Spiced rum going into the sauce. Some people like wine, but I prefer the flavor of the rum.


We used upturned muffin tins to hold the oysters on the half-shell so that the natural liquor didn’t spill out before we added the sauce.


Here are the cooked oysters with Pecorino-Romano cheese sprinkled atop them. For the second and third batch, we left off the cheese. They were just as flavorful.



Many thanks to my sister, Isabeau Whistler, for the photos as I was frantically cooking!

Passionate Cooks and Aphrodisian Chargrilled Oysters

I am a country girl at heart.

I love being in the wilderness, surrounded by water, canoeing or kayaking my way past the wildlife in south Louisiana or coastal Mississippi. I love some Florida coastline, too, but that’s another story.

At our fish camp in the months without an R, we gather some friends, buy some beer, purchase a sack of oysters, and start the fire in the pit which my husband built for me.

We’re doing this to chargrill some oysters. It takes time for the men to shuck them, and I am such a girl when it comes to that. Men shuck while I get to eat a few raw before a tray of succulent oysters are ready to go onto the hot fire. When I first made the cooking sauce, I used wine as was called for in the recipe that I had found. Fine. Good. We ate them all, but I thought that some of the herbs used got in the way. Next time, I axed quite a few of the herbs and changed the wine to…

Well, you’ll just have to download the cookbook to find out. It’s available tomorrow from All Romance E-books. While you are waiting for it, go visit one of the other authors who has a recipe in the Passionate Cooks Cookbook.

Blog Hopping for the 4th of July

The Winner by random number generator is Fiona! I’ve emailed you. Email me back. Congratulations!


Welcome to my part of the 4th of July Blog Hop. I’m giving away a copy of Behaving Badly, my new release from The Wild Rose Press, and a $15 gift card. (click the graphic to go back to the blog hop home page)

I tend to ask a question of those wanting a chance to win what I’m giving away. I’ll be with family for Independence Day, and I have no idea what we’ll be doing. I have memories of going to our town’s square (Yep, it had one!) to listen to music and enjoy food before settling down on top of my parent’s car to watch the fireworks over the water. So, that leads me to my question:

What do you like doing most on Independence Day?

(I’ll close the comments at midnight on the 4th of July if I am awake. Central time, because it is where I live. Comment away.)