This is how I hot smoked some oysters and bacon in a small fish smoker. They were shucked on the half-shell when I bought them so I smoked in the lower part of the shell. The small fish smokers get quite hot and put out smoke quickly, so you'll need to adjust the times quite a bit if using a different kind of smoker.
- Briefly blanch oysters by filling half-shells with water from a boiling kettle and draining after two minutes by turning upside down for a few minutes then lightly patting dry with a paper towel. They might fall out of the shell while doing this so use a clean surface.
- Drizzle about a 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil over each oyster and place a few small slices of bacon in each one.
- Prepare fish smoker with the woodchips and smoke oysters for 15 minutes.