Sunday, 14 February 2016

Oyster Kilpatrick - Valentines day special

Hi Guys!!

Happy Valentines day!!

So its finally here. Love, romance, friendship, chocolates, teddies and all that good stuff. Guessing some of you don't really care much about that kinda thing huh? However, some others are really excited and looking forward to their presents. Well, which ever category you belong to, hope you enjoy the day. 

For this day, I certainly wanted to try something new, and kinda go out of my comfort zone a lil bit. I decided to try my hands on some 'oyster kilpatrick' (the irony of the name cracks me up). 
I actually haven't had oysters before, but I kinda have a fairly good idea on how to treat them, and their various accompaniments. Plus, I heard its a natural aphrodisiac, and in the spirit of Valentines day, I am certainly willing to give it a try (#wink). 


I wanted the oysters to be the star of the dish, plus I didn't want to over crowd the oyster shell, cos it would make it difficult to eat/ slurp. The bacon adds a nice chewy texture to the oyster, plus the saltiness is an added advantage.

So heres what I made.
Ingredients
  • 3 strips of bacon (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 3 -4 drops of siracha (chilli sauce)
  • 1 tbsp of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of salt (add to water)
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 3 oysters
  • Lemon wedges (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degree celsius, and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix the worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, siracha and ketchup and set aside.
    Sauce mixture
  3. Wash the oyster under running water, and then place them in a pot of salted water.
    Three oysters
    The oyster in the pot of boiling water
  4. Add the black pepper and allow the water to come to a boil.
  5. Once the water starts to boil, remove the pot from the heat and pour away the water, then allow it to cool.
    Removed the water and allowing it to cool
  6. Using a knife, pop open the oyster shell, and slide the knife across the sides of the shell to detach it properly. 
    Opening the oyster

    Success..its opened!!
  7. Once the shell is opened, place the oysters on the baking tray.
    Opened oysters on baking tray
  8. Add the worcestershire sauce mixture, and top with the bacon, then place this in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
    Bacon strips cut into cubes
    Sauce mixture added to the oysters
  9. Remove them from the oven, when the bacon done. Place the oysters on some rock salt, to stabilise them, and Enjoy.
Tips
  1. You can pre-cook the bacon ahead of time, and just place on the oysters.