Chili Lime Gin Oyster Recipe
Summer is the season for eating fresh oysters near the water. For casual occasions you can't beat the old natural oyster with a squeeze of lemon. However if you're entertaining you might want to spice things up a little. The fresh chilli and ice cold gin in this marinade should be more than enough to do the trick.
Recipe by: Paul Hegeman
1 lime juiced
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1 shot gin
1/2 teaspoon ginger finely chopped
1 teaspoon mirin
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 chill pepper finely chopped
2 dozen oysters
Place all the above ingredients in a jar, cover with lid and shake vigorously.
Take teaspoon and drizzle small amount over each oyster just before serving.
For a more intense flavour; spoon over oysters one hour before serving.
Note that this recipe is intended to have a fair bit of kick, if it is too spicy remove the seeds from the chilli before chopping, alternatively if it is too alcoholic hold back on half the gin.