Photo: Chris Leschinsky
Prep Time
5 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 12 oysters

This easy recipe comes from Kirk Sowell, owner of two Morro Bay restaurants--Miss Lola's SouthSide Grill and Frankie & Lola's Front Street Cafe. He developed it especially to highlight the cucumber-melon flavors of Pacific Gold oysters. He uses Ha-Ogen and Ambrosia melons, and cilantro microgreens, but they're a little hard to find; honeydew, cantaloupe, and regular cilantro are fine too.

How to Make It

Step 1

Chill the finely diced melons. Put cucumber, lemon juice, chile, and 2 tbsp. water in a blender and purée. Strain and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

Step 2

Tip out most but not all of the liquor from each oyster and nestle each into a cucumber round. Spoon some diced melon on top and some cucumber water. Top with cilantro.

Chef's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per oyster.

Lola's SouthSide Grill and Frankie & Lola's Front Street Cafe, Morro Bay, CA

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