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Fresh Oysters With 5 Zingy Dressings

Fresh oysters are a perfect starter for a special occasion or celebration. These dressings aren’t meant to be cooked but are a perfect way to cut through the creaminess of fresh oysters and to add a zing to complement their natural flavour.

Get your oysters shucked for you at your local fish market, place them on a large serving dish on a bed of crushed ice, spoon over a mix of the bright dressings and you’ll be the most popular person at the party!

Chive And Lemon Vinaigrette


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Segments of 1 lemon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients and spoon over the oysters


Pickled Ginger And Wasabi Vinaigrette


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (60ml) light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pickled ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons wasabi paste

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients and spoon over the oysters


Chilli Vinaigrette


Ingredients

  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Salt
  • Good glug of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Freshly chopped coriander leaves

Method

  1. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients and season with salt and pepper
  2. Spoon about a tablespoon of the dressing over each oyster


Red Wine Vinegar Vinaigrette


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 shallots, finely diced
  • ¾ cup olive oil salt and pepper

Method

  1. Combine the vinegar, shallots and olive oil together and mix well
  2. Season the dressing with salt and pepper and spoon over the oysters


Rice Wine Vinaigrette


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • Chives, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons salmon roe or ocean trout roe

Method

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Spoon the vinaigrette over the oysters
  3. Sprinkle the oysters with chives and roe


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