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Citrus Pepper Relish


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/3 cup grapefruit segments
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1/4  teaspoon fresh basil leaves chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

8 fresh oysters
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir on medium heat 3 minutes or until softened. Add 1/2 of the grapefruit segments and bell pepper; cook and stir 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in honey, basil, salt and red pepper. Set aside. Grill oysters, flat-side up; over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until oysters begin to open. Loosen oysters from the bottom shells with paring knife.
Top each oyster with 1 teaspoon of the relish and 1 of the remaining grapefruit segments. Grill oysters 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Grilling oysters for a few minutes allows them to open up easily. Once opened, drizzle the oysters with a spicy-sweet grapefruit and bell pepper relish, and return to the grill to be heated through.

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