Sweet and Sour Oysters

Ingredients

8  fresh oysters, shucked

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1clove garlic, crushed

2.5cm stalk lemon grass

2.5cm piece root ginger, chopped

1 tsp. finely chopped fresh red chilli

1 tsp. finely chopped fresh mint

1 tbsp. soft brown sugar

2 tbsps. fresh lemon juice

 


Method

Drain oyster juices into a measuring jug and make up to 150ml (5 fl oz) with water.

Place liquid and oysters in a bowl, reserving the lower half of the shells.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic, lemon grass, ginger and chilli and cook for 2 minutes until soft.

Remove from the heat and stir in the mint and lemon juice.

Microwave the oysters for 1 minute on HIGH power (Microwave Power: 800 Watt).

Place each oyster back into a shell.

Place a little of the mixture from the pan on top of each oyster and sprinkle with brown sugar.

Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve while still warm.