My Favorite Way of Dressing Oysters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen oysters
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Oysters with Shallots and Red Wine Vinegar:

1 to 2 shallots, finely chopped

2 teaspoons sugar

5 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Oysters with Chile, Ginger, and Rice Wine Vinegar:

A half thumb-sized piece peeled ginger, finely grated

6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped

A little finely sliced cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon sugar

Seaweed, as a garnish

Halved lemons, as an accompaniment


  1. Mix ingredients together in a small serving dish. Leave for 10 minutes and taste. Add more sugar if required.;
  1. Mix together all the ingredients in the serving dish. Taste and add sugar if required. Serve with the oysters.
  2. Serve on some crushed on a round tray with seaweed and 1/2 lemons.