Oysters with Pickled Honey

Recipe by Walter Trupp

What a delicious way to start your Christmas feast than with fresh oysters.

  • 1 dozen freshly shucked oysters
  • 3 tbsp light sour cream
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 1 glass of rich red wine
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 small red onions, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Yellow celery leaves to garnish the dish
  1. Pick the tips off the dill and set aside as garnish.
  2. Pick the remaining leaves and chop roughly, place into a bowl and mix with the sour cream.
  3. Remove the oysters from the shells and clean any shell grit from them.
  4. Cut the onions in half and slice very thinly.
  5. Place onions, honey, water and red wine into a stockpot and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat a minimum and cook until all the liquid is evaporated and the onions are dry.
  6. Cool onions to room temperature.
  7. Place the oyster shells onto a serving platter.
  8. Divide the sour cream between the shells; top each shell with an oyster.
  9. Divide the honey and red wine onions between the oysters.
  10. Garnish your oysters with pickled honey with dill sprigs and celery leaves and serve.

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