Oysters with shallot vinegar and lemon


12 oysters (seasonal availability)
100ml red wine vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 lemon, cut into wedges


1. To prepare the oysters, carefully open, or shuck, them (visit waitrose.com/howto for a video clip that shows you how to do it). Then run a knife underneath the flesh of the oysters to detach them from the shells. Leave the oysters in the shells and place them on a bed of ice in a dish or platter.

2. To make the shallot dressing, mix together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon a little dressing over each oyster and serve immediately. Place any remaining dressing in a small serving pot to serve along side. Serve with a wedge of lemon, if you like.

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 3-4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 288kj/68kcals
Fat 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Carbohydrate 10.2g
Sugars 9.1g
Salt 0.5g

0.3g fibre 5.2g protein

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This recipe was first published in Mon Apr 28 09:24:40 BST 2014.