Recipe courtesy of Moshulu

Oysters a la Russe

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2 tablespoons vodka

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Dash hot pepper sauce

Pinch granulated sugar

Pinch salt

1 plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped

1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped

12 large oysters

Coarse cracked black peppercorns


  1. Stir together vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, sugar and salt. Gently stir in tomato and chives. Clean oysters under running water; shuck and discard top shell, sever membrane on bottom of shell. Spoon vodka relish on oysters. Dust with pepper and serve on a bed of shaved ice.