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Sweet and Sour Oysters

Sweet and Sour OystersRecipe courtesy of UK Seafish Authority.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 fresh oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 inch stalk lemon grass
1 inch piece root ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh red chili
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Chopped parsley for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Drain oyster juices into a measuring cup and add water to make 5 ounces. Place liquid and oysters in a bowl, reserving the lower half of the shells.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic, lemon grass, ginger and chili and cook for 2 minutes until soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the mint and lemon juice.
  3. Microwave the oysters for one minute on High power. Place each oyster back into a shell.
  4. Place a little of the mixture from the pan on top of each oyster and sprinkle with brown sugar. Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve while still warm.

Makes 2 servings.

"From sea to plate, Seafish delivers expert knowledge, skills and support which help the UK seafood industry secure a sustainable and profitable future."

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority www.seafish.org.