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Smoked Oysters Wrapped in Bacon

Legend and even science suggest that oysters can be a natural aphrodisiac and that’s not a bad thing.. but, I must point out that smoked oysters wrapped in bacon are extremely tasty either way.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Jeff Phillips

Ingredients

  • 5-6 oysters per person
  • Bacon , thin cut (1 strip per 3 oysters)
  • Jeff’s original rub (purchase recipes here)
  • Toothpicks
  • Kitchen shears or scissors

Instructions

Clean Them

  • Place the oysters in a colander and run cold water over them to remove grit and pieces of shell
  • Clean the shells while you are at it for good presentation
  • Dry the oysters carefully with a paper towel

Season

  • Lay the oysters on the cutting board and sprinkle Jeff's rub on them lightly
  • Flip them over and season the other side

Wrap with Bacon

  • Cut bacon into thirds
  • Place an oyster on one end of the bacon
  • Wrap the bacon around the oyster allowing it to overlap by ½ inch
  • Use scissors to cut off any extra bacon
  • Secure with a toothpick
  • Sprinkle more of Jeff's rub onto each wrapped oyster

Smoke 'em Up

  • Set up smoker for cooking at 225°F with indirect heat
  • Once smoker is ready, place oysters onto smoker grate
  • Allow the oysters to cook for about 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the bacon is browned and beginning to crisp
  • Remove the oysters from the smoker just as soon as they are finished cooking

Serve

  • Serve immediately with hot sauce or a 50/50 mix of Louisiana Hot Sauce and Jeff's Barbecue sauce and watch them disappear.