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Recipe: Oysters

Updated Friday, 29th April 2005

Try out our recipe from the Ever Wondered About Food series

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Serves 2


  • 8 oysters
  • 1–2 shallots, peeled and chopped finely
  • white balsamic vinegar


  1. Mix the shallots and vinegar together. The vinegar should just cover the shallots.
  2. Take a fresh oyster and flip it open with an oyster knife. Break it open at the hinge and work around the shell. If you haven’t got an oyster knife use a blunt knife. Discard the top shell leaving the oyster meat and any juices in the base shell. Then, using a knife, ‘dis-attach’ the oyster from the shell, making sure you leave nothing behind. Leave the oyster in the shell as eating it from the shell is half the fun.
  3. Take a teaspoon of the shallot and vinegar mix and put it onto the oyster.
  4. Pour the oyster from the shell into your mouth, chew once and throw it down the hatch! Oysters are best washed down with champagne.






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