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Bivalve Mollusk Recipes (Clam, Oysters and Mussel Recipes)

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Oysters on the Half Shell with Asian Mignonette Sauce

Recipe from: Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2000
Servings: 1 dozen oysters

The briny fresh flavor of raw oysters on the half shell is enhanced by this simple Asian sauce. Serve wasabi on the side for those who want added heat.

For the Sauce:
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger root
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon dry Sherry

Combine vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and Sherry. Set aside. Makes about ½ cup.

For the Assembly:
1 dozen chilled oysters
rock salt, for serving
several slices of star fruit
cilantro sprigs

Scrub shells of oysters to remove any grit. Using an oyster knife, open oysters at hinge side over bowl to catch juices. Arrange oysters on half shell on platter of rock salt with small bowl for sauce. Garnish platter with star fruit and cilantro.


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