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Perfect as a light starter, these Oysters two ways are great for Christmas entertaining. They're quick to make, flavourful and refreshing. Tick, tick, tick!

  • Serves8
  • Prep time10 minutes
Oysters two ways


  • Rock salt, to serve
  • 4 dozen oysters

Lemon & rocket pesto

  • 1 cup baby rocket leaves
  • ¼ cup (40g) toasted pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil

Pickled ginger & sesame

  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 2 tbs pickled ginger
  • 1 tbs light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds

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  1. Step 1

    To make the rocket pesto, process the rocket, pine nuts, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor until finely chopped. With the motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Place the rock salt on a large serving platter. Top with the oysters. Spoon the pesto over half the oysters and top with the lemon zest.
  3. Step 3

    To make the pickled ginger and sesame oysters, place spring onion in a medium bowl of iced water. Set aside for 5 mins to curl. Divide pickled ginger and spring onion among remaining oysters. Combine soy sauce and sesame oil in a small jug. Drizzle over the oysters and sprinkle with sesame seeds.