These are a truly elegant addition to any party spread. Oysters are always a talking point that can split any group of party goers, it’s like marmite you either love them or hate them. I’m a huge fan of the salty fresh flavors and would normally eat them with just a little Tabasco sauce, but I find to entice first time oyster eaters, this delicious Vietnamese dressing does the trick!

Serves 4
12 oysters, shucked and cleaned
Crushed ice to serve

For the dressing:
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
Thumbsized piece of ginger, finely grated
1 red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 shallot, finely sliced
A small handful of Coriander, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 a lime

Whisk together all the ingredients for a dressing and transfer to little serving bowls with spoons.
Pour the crushed ice into a roasting tin and push the dressing bowls into the ice so they are sitting on top.

Arrange the shucked oysters on the ice and serve each oyster with a little drop of dressing before you slurp them down!