Charred Oysters with Peach Bellini

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WHAT YOU NEED
1 dozen large oysters, freshly shucked on the half shell
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon creole seasoning
2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
½ cup peaches, small diced
½ cup watermelon, small diced 
8 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 
1/3 cup champagne
 
WHAT TO DO
1. Heat a gas or charcoal grill. Place oysters on the grill. Spoon butter over oysters and season with creole seasoning. Close grill and cook oysters until plump, about 5 minutes.
 
2. Remove oysters from grill and place on a cookie sheet or a heat-proof surface.
 
3. In a medium bowl add garlic, lemon juice, peaches, watermelon, mint and champagne. Toss well and set aside. 
 
4. Transfer oysters onto a large platter. Ladle remaining butter over oysters.
 
5. Spoon fruit mixture over oysters and serve.
 
Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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