Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Oysters on the Half Shell

While we're on this seafood kick, I thought I'd share a quick and easy post about oysters too.

I'm not going to into how to shuck an oyster because I'm no expert and am sure google would be a much better resource, but I am going to tell you how easy it is to enjoy these delicacies at home!

Ingredients:
- Oysters
- Shallots
- Lime juice
- Rice wine vinegar
- Sugar

Directions:
- Finely dice the shallot.
- Add the lime juice and rice wine vinegar to the shallots. If it's a bit tart, add some sugar.
- Wash and shuck the oysters.
- Spoon a bit of the lime, vinegar, shallot dressing onto the oyster and slurp it down!

16 comments:

doggybloggy said...

doesnt that sauce for the oysters have a french name? no matter hook me up with a half dozen to start.

brannyboilsover said...

I LOVE oysters. I haven't had them for years...mmm.

pigpigscorner said...

yum yum! Yes It's that easy and I wish I can get fresh oysters near me =(

lisaiscooking said...

It's been too long since I've had fresh, lovely oysters! Your sauce with lime juice sounds perfect.

Reeni♥ said...

I've never had an oyster but that juice sure sounds yummy!

That Girl said...

We literally had this conversation this weekend:
TG: You should have oysters this weekend. You like oysters.
TB: Says who?
TG: I thought you said it?
TB: I did. I do like oysters!

gaga said...

doggybloggy - I'm not sure but it's a pretty typical sauce so I wouldn't be surprised if it has a name.

that girl - What an awesome conversation! I'm so glad we're on the same wavelength :)

Christina Kim said...

I'm pretty sure it's a mignonette. Delicious! I love oysters!!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

The sight of an oyster on the half shell makes me salivate, a lot btw, gosh, that could be embarrassing. I'm glad I'm at home.

Juliana said...

I love oysters...unfortunately my husband cannot stand it, so everytime that I have a chance I have them...all by myself. I like the sauce that you have with it. By the way, thank you for visiting my site.

stephchows said...

oysters = total intimidation! Great job making them at home... not me... too scary :)

Olga said...

ooh how i love oysters! raw!
Usually have mine with horseradish, lemon juice and some cocktail sauce. Never tried "making" them at home though.

Carolyn Jung said...

I learned a nifty trick for shucking oysters from the "Made in Spain'' cooking show. Place the oysters in a pan of simmering water for just a few seconds. It will make opening up the shells much easier. A friend of mine also tells me it works if you put the oysters in the freezer for like a minute, too.

Sara said...

That is a beautiful oyster. I have tried to eat raw oysters and clams many times, I just can't get into it. I think it is the mushy texture. I would however like to deep fry that sucker or cook it up in a little bacon fat - oh yeah!

Also I ditto that this is a mignonette sauce.

MrsLavendula said...

i love oysters!!

nick said...

What scrumptious looking oyster. The minuette sauce is just perfect for this.