Dockside Angus Burgers with Grilled Galveston Bay Oysters and Spicy Avocado Lime Mantequilla

Pairs well with:

Sauvignon Blanc

With hints of passion fruit, melon, and citrus, this wine beckons you to kick back and find a perfect porch swing.


3 Haas Avocados
Juice from 1 lime
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tablespoons plus 1/4 cup finely minced Texas "1015" onion, divided (reserve the 1/4 cup for the patties)
1 teaspoon Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 1/2 pounds ground Angus chuck
Reserved 1/4 cup onions
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, divided (reserve 2 Tablespoons for oysters)
2 1/4 teaspoons Kosher salt, divided (reserve 1/4 teaspoon for oysters)
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided (reserve 1/2 teaspoon for oysters)
2 Tablespoons Sutter Home White Zinfandel
12 oysters on the half shell
Reserved 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
Reserved 1/4 teaspoon salt
Reserved 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Oil for brushing on grill
6 Kaiser Rolls, split
4 ounces Cotija (Mexican Parmesan), grated



To prepare the MANTEQUILLA, peel and pit the avocados and mash with a fork. Add the lime juice, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, 2 Tablespoons minced onion and olive oil. Cover and chill. To prepare PATTIES, In a large bowl, break up meat. Add the reserved 1/4 cup onions, 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and wine. Lightly mix and form into six 3/4-inch patties. Using your thumb, make a slight indention in the top of each patty. Set aside. Ready the OYSTERS by loosening the oysters from the shell with a small knife (leave oysters in the shell). Arrange oyster half-shells in a 12"x16 1/2" perforated aluminum grill pan. Sprinkle the oysters with the remaining 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside. Heat a gas grill to medium high. Brush grill rack with oil. Place patties in center of rack and grill for about 5 minutes per side (or to desired doneness). Remove from heat and keep warm. Place grill pan containing the oysters on the grill. Close cover and grill for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm. Place the rolls, cut-side down, on the grill and toast lightly. To assemble the burgers, spread an equal portion of the avocado mantequilla on the bottom half of each roll. Sprinkle each half with approximately 2 rounded Tablespoons of the cheese. Top each with a patty, two oysters (drained of any liquid) and roll tops. Makes 6 burgers.