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For devotees, there’s nothing better than a platter of freshly shucked oysters served over ice with lemon for squeezing. A touch of acidity brings out their natural sweetness nicely – our shallot mignonette and grapefruit dressing recipes both do this rather well.
If you’re after a umami-rich hit, grilled oysters with smoked paprika and veal bacon crumbs will really impress your guests.
Serving shucked oysters on a bed of sea salt not only looks pretty but it also prevents them from sliding about.