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  1. 12 large West Coast oysters Crushed ice or rock salt

  2. 1 cup rice wine vinegar

  3. 1 shallot , minced

  4. 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  5. 1/2 hothouse cucumber, peeled and minced

  6. 1 tablespoon sugar Several turns freshly ground black pepper

  7. 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  8. 1 cup ketchup

  9. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  10. 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste

  11. 1 lemon , juiced For the Cocktail Sauce

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cucumber Mignonette Sauce, recipe follows Cocktail Sauce, recipe follows Begin by shucking oysters. Find a durable, thick cloth and fold it over several times to create a square; this will steady the oysters as you shuck them and also protect your hand. Using the towel as a mitt, hold the oyster firmly on a flat surface. Insert the tip of your oyster knife between the shell halves, and work it around 1 side to the other as you pry it open. Using the knife, cut the muscles away from the top, flat shell, bend the shell back, and discard it. Run the knife underneath the oyster to detach it completely, but leave it in its shell (take care not to cut the meat itself). Nestle the oysters in a bed of crushed ice or wet rock salt to keep them steady. Serve immediately. In a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, shallots, ginger , cucumber, sugar and black pepper; mixing with a fork. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to the day before you plan to serve, to allow the flavors to come together. Serve with raw oysters. Mix ingredients in a blender to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


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