Oysters with soy, cucumber, chives and lime dressing

One of the other dishes on offer at our dinner for the Ds were freshly shucked oysters. Chef came home with a bag of FIVE dozen unopened oysters and a shucking knife. I had seen this recipe in the December/January08 edition of Vogue Entertaining and it really appealed. It was indeed a taste sensation – salty, sweet, bitter and cooling all at once with the exquisite freshness of Sydney Rock Oysters shucked only moments before.

as before re the photos, this time you can see the various components at the back of the shot, near me and my mammaries…

Oysters with soy, cucumber, chives and lime dressing
Adapted from Vogue Entertaining, December/January08

  • 2 tbsp soy
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice (sushi) vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 small Lebanese cucumbers, peeled, seeded, very finely diced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 1-2 limes, segmented, finely chopped
  1. Combine the soy, vinegar and ginger in a small bowl
  2. Combine the cucumber with the chives in another bowl
  3. Peel the lime and cut into segments so you don’t get any of the pith and finely chop
  4. Shuck the oysters and spoon a little soy over them, top with some of the cucumber and a piece of lime
  5. SLURP.