If you want the freshest oyster, shucking them yourself at home is the best bet. Check out our how-to before you dive in.




Skill level

Average: 4.7 (10 votes)


  • 24 oysters (two dozen)
  • 125 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp honey
  • 3 tsp wasabi paste
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 50 ml lemon aspen juice
  • pinch saltbush
  • pinch pink lake salt
  • lime juice, to taste

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


1. Shuck the fresh oysters, clean any shell fragments and set aside.

2. In a bowl place the vinegar, adding honey and whisk until dissolved. Whisk through the remaining ingredients until combined and spoon over the fresh oysters to serve.


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