Oysters with lime dressing

Dress up these fresh oysters with a citrus zing and, for a real Thai flavour, an added chilli burst sure to have guests reaching for more.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • Serves 6
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Oysters with lime dressing
  • 36 oysters, on the half shell
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
  • 3 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, shredded finely
  • 1 fresh long red thai chilli, deseeded, cut into small fine strips, optional
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil


Oysters with lime dressing
  • 1
    Carefully remove oysters from their shells; wash and dry the shells if necessary. Return the oysters to the shells; place in a single layer on a serving platter or individual serving plates.
  • 2
    Place remaining ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well. Season with salt. Drizzle dressing over oysters; serve immediately.


Not suitable to freeze or microwave When serving oysters in the shell, they are best pushed into a bed of rock salt so they they don't tip over, losing their dressing.

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