Green Tea-Steamed Oysters, Pickled Greens and Sesame Crackers

Green Tea-Steamed Oysters, Pickled Greens and Sesame Crackers
Staff Writer
Bordeaux

White wine and oysters: It’s the food pairing that dreams are made of! This recipe is rich and aromatic, with salty oysters meeting green tea and vegetables. Top it all off with these crunchy handmade crackers. Pair with a Bordeaux Dry White Entre-Deux-Mers.

6
Servings
86
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the oysters

  • 18  oysters
  • cucumber
  • 7  Ounces  butternut squash
  • red onion
  • 2  Tablespoons  white balsamic vinegar
  • 4  Teaspoons  green tea
  • turns of a pepper grinder
  • 6  Pinches of fleur de sel (French sea salt)

For the crackers

  • layers of filo pastry
  • ⅛  white sesame seeds
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil

Directions

For the oysters

For the crackers

For the crackers:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the layers of filo pastry in 2 and then cut each part again in 3. Oil each layer and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Roll them tightly to obtain thin sticks and dispose them on a tray. Cook in the oven for about 5 minutes to obtain a nice color. Keep for later.

For the oysters:

Cut slices of cucumber and remove the seeds. Then cut the slices in small dices. Cut thin slices of butternut squash and then cut them in small dices. Peel the red onion and chop in small dices. Mix the greens and season them with Fleur de sel and pepper. Pour the white balsamic vinegar on top of the mixture. Let it marinate for about 15 minutes. Prepare the steam cooker by adding green tea to the water. Open the oysters and cook them for 3 to 4 minutes. Put the pickled greens over the oysters. Add fleur de sel and pepper and place on the crackers.

Serve at medium temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
2g
4%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Sodium, Na
88mg
6%
Water
3g
0%

Green Tea Shopping Tip

Look for high-quality green teas in Asian markets or specialty tea stores. Loose-leaf blends tend to be higher quality than grocery store brands.

Green Tea Cooking Tip

Most green teas require a lower temperature water than black teas, which typically require boiling water. Invest in a thermometer to ensure that the water you use on delicate green tea is the right temperature.

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