Oysters on the Half Shell with Cucumber-Sake Mignonette

Use a good sake in the recipe and serve, chilled, with the oysters.


8 servings (serving size: 2 oysters)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 29
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 0.7 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 2.5 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 96 mg
Calcium 14 mg


1/2 cup minced peeled English cucumber
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sake (rice wine)
1/2 teaspoon minced shallots
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
16 shucked oysters


1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir gently. Chill 15 minutes. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons cucumber mixture over each oyster.

Laura Zapalowski,

Cooking Light

November 2008
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