Sexy Spiced Oysters ^____^ Recipe

Sexy Spiced Oysters ^____^

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Ingredients

5 scallions, white and green parts, trimmed: 2 left whole, 3 minced • Four 1/8-inch-thick slices peeled fresh • ginger, plus 1/2i teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger • 6 fresh or frozen oysters still in shell • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced • 2 teaspoons minced Chinese fermented black beans • 1 tablespoon seeded and minced red or green fresh hot chilies, such as Thai or Serrano • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • 1/4 cup Chicken Stock or canned chicken broth

How to make Sexy Spiced Oysters ^____^


I used to order oysters in black bean sauce all the time at Chinese restaurants since it was always on a dinner menu. After awhile, I got tired of it and started playing around with my own version. I had my friends come over one day to test my latest dish. It was voted more of an appetizer/hors deuv're than an actual dish that goes with your rice pilaf.

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a wok over high heat. Add the whole scallions, ginger slices, and fermented black beans. Cook until it looks a bit pastey.

  2. Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in the bottom of an Asian-style steamer. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add the minced scallions, garlic, and black beans, and stir-fry until the scallions are wilted, about 20 seconds. Add the chilies and cilantro, and stir-fry until the cilantro is wilted, about 20 seconds. Add the minced ginger, sugar, rice wine, soy sauce, and stock, and heat to boiling. Spoon the sauce over the oysters. Place the oysters still in shell on a plate, set it in the steamer, cover, and steam just until the scallops turn white, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small skillet over high heat until simmering. Pour it over the oysters, and serve immediately.

• "Lion's Energy C" or "Lychee Sake Martini" are good additions with this type of recipe. You can find these 2 recipes in my page area as well. Enjoy! ^.^

  • ricewinelover
    ricewinelover says

    Be sure to find "drinking quality" Chinese Rice Wine. It's hard to find but you can buy it online at www.ChineseRiceWine.com

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