I’ve only recently tried the famous Bluff Oysters – it was so delicious that my friend and I who were sharing the entree dish were left wanting more! Unfortunately the restaurant had no more for the evening so we couldn’t indulge our taste buds further.
I saw them in the fish department of the supermarket later, and decided to get some for hubby and I to enjoy. He isn’t an oyster fan, but deep down I was quite sure he will like this variety of oysters. I have nothing to lose really, if he doesn’t like it, I get to eat more! Quite cheeky really 😉
I decided to pair it with a simple chilli, lime and ginger dressing.
Juice of 3 limes
1.5 tsp fish sauce
3 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp ginger, finely grated
2 tsp red chilli, julienned and diced
1 small shallot, finely diced
12 oysters, freshly shucked or in pots
1 Tbsp finely chopped chives and small wedges of lime for garnish
Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, ginger, red chilli and shallot.
Keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Place the oysters individually on serving spoons and top with a teaspoonful of the dressing. Garnish with the chopped chives and lime. Place extra dressing in a small dish and place on the side for everyone to help themselves.
This is a great party appetizer!
Verdict? We both agree that Bluff oysters are supreme. We are hooked! So wish the season is longer.