Carlingford Lough

Have you tried... Oysters?

Oysters are considered a delicacy all around the world and can be enjoyed raw, straight from the shell! Carlingford Lough is renowned for its oysters, providing all the nutrients they need from the changing tides. Fresh water from the mountains also gives these oysters a distinctive rich flavour. Did you know, oysters store carbon in their shells, permanently removing it from the atmosphere? Playing their role in combating climate change. Oysters are a special treat that are fun to share with family and friends.

Quick grilled oysters with pesto butter

Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cook Time: 5 Mins
Skill Level: Easy
Serves 4
  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
  • 30g parmesan, grated plus extra to garnish
  • 30g fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 12 oysters, shucked
Quick grilled oysters with pesto butter
  1. For the pesto butter, add the butter, lemon juice, parmesan, basil, garlic and pine nuts to a food processor and blitz until it’s a smooth consistency.
  2. Place your oysters on a grill pan or large baking tray and put 1⁄2 tsp of the pesto butter on top of each oyster.
  3. Cook the oysters under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes each. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of grated parmesan (optional).

Download the leaflet

You can download an offline version of this trail map and play fun activities around the area!

Click the banner below to open the leaflet in a new window and download.

Download banner 11.81 MB, PDF format