Drago’s Style Charbroiled Oysters
The world celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday and with the Winter oyster season nearing its end we thought we’d share a New Orleans inspired recipe we think you’ll love that involves charbroiled oysters…yum!
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant officially opened in February 1969 in Metairie, Louisiana. Owners Drago and Klara Cvitanovich are part of a close-knit Croatian community that has thrived in New Orleans since the 1800s.
Drago Cvitanovich has been the oyster king of New Orleans for four decades. Like most other people in the oyster business, he was a Croatian immigrant. When he opened his restaurant in the 1970s, he kept his ties with his countrymen down the river, and as a result always had the best oysters available.
Drago’s son Tommy, who now runs the restaurant, created this dish in the early 1990s. It became wildly popular, and restaurants all over town now copy the dish. It’s simple enough. Don’t attempt this without freshly-shucked oysters and an outdoor grill.
Yields 6 oysters (consider doubling or tripling as needed).
Posted February 27 2017
Recipe published online at www.nolacuisine.com. For more great recipes visit Alison’s Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/.