Fresh oysters on ice are one of life’s most decadent yet affordable luxuries. Spoon over one of these inventive festive toppings for an extra touch of elegance and flavour.
Finely chop the peel of 1 preserved lemon and put in a bowl. Stir in 1 tbsp bitters and 2 tbsp fresh orange juice. Use the mixture to top 6 freshly shucked oysters and serve immediately.
Very finely chop 3 coriander sprigs, 1 small deseeded red chilli and 1 tsp sushi ginger. Stir in the juice of ½ lime, then spoon the mixture over 6 freshly shucked oysters.
Mix ¼ chopped pack of dill with 1 tsp small capers and the zest and juice of 1 lemon. Use the mixture to top 6 freshly shucked oysters and serve straight away.
Combine 25g pomegranate seeds, the zest and juice of 1 lime and 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses. Serve alongside 6 freshly shucked oysters to drizzle over just before eating.
Very finely chop 1 small celery stick and mix with 2 tbsp dry vermouth. Divide between 6 freshly shucked oysters to serve.
We also have a helpful video to demonstrate how to shuck an oyster if you're preparing and serving at home. If you'd like even more oyster info, check out our ultimate guide to oysters, from buying the best to their health benefits.
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