Recipe: Classic Raw Oysters


Well there isn't much of a recipe to this one... if the oysters are fresh and delicious then you don't need much with them. Simply shuck and store on ice as you eat them with a little drop of something to compliment the briny creaminess of the oyster meat.



  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 1 lemon

Cocktail Sauce

  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp of horseradish sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Shallot Vinegar

  • 2 shallots
  • 200 ml sherry vinegar
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch of white sugar
Serving accompnaiments

Step 1

Serving Accompnaiments

Enjoy a small amount of any of the following:- 1) Fresh minced horseradish (don't grate it as it becomes very powering). 2) Squeeze of lemon juice. 3) Cocktail sauce - tomato ketchup, horseradish sauce and a splash of Worcestershire Sauce. 4) Shallot vinaigrette (also called Mignonette) - 2 shallots finely diced and left to soak in sherry vinegar with a pinch of salt and pinch of sugar for at least a day.

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