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  • 8 Oysters

  • 2 shallots peeled and chopped finely

  • white Balsamic vinegar


  • 1.

    Mix the shallots and vinegar together. The vinegar should just cover the shallots.

  • 2.

    Take a fresh oyster and flip it open with an oyster knife. Break it open at the hinge and work around the shell. If you haven’t got an oyster knife use a blunt knife. Discard the top shell leaving the oyster meat and any juices in the base shell. Then, using a knife, ‘dis-attach’ the oyster from the shell, making sure you leave nothing behind. Leave the oyster in the shell as eating it from the shell is half the fun.

  • 3.

    Take a teaspoon of the shallot and vinegar mix and put it onto the oyster.

  • 4.

    Pour the oyster from the shell into your mouth, chew once and throw it down the hatch! Oysters are best washed down with champagne.

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