Fried Island Creek Oyster Sliders with Lime Aioli Recipe

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Fried Island Creek Oyster Sliders with Lime Aioli Recipe
Island Creek Oyster Bar

A classic seaside treat done right!

4
Servings
785
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

Oysters

  • 4 Island Creek oysters (or any good oyster), large in size
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Cup canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pickled Onions

  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 Cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup sugar

Lime Aioli

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

Assemble

  • 4 small brioche or similar rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/4 Cup baby arugula or similar green

Directions

Oysters

Method: Shuck the oysters, being careful that they are whole after being shucked.  Dredge each oyster in flour, shaking off any excess, then egg and then bread crumbs.  This is a breaded oyster, keep cold until ready to use.

Pickled Onions

Method: Mix the sliced red onion with the sugar and vinegar and let sit at room temperature for about two hours until they change color and begin to wilt.  Drain from the liquid and keep cold until ready to use.

Lime Aioli

Method: Place everything except the oils in a food processor and puree.  While the machine is on, slowly drizzle in all of the oils, making sure it is emulsified.  If the mixture becomes too thick use a little cold water to thin out then continue with the oil.  This can be made a day ahead.

Assemble

To assemble: Warm the canola oil up in a sauté pan until about 325 degrees.  Fry each breaded oyster on both sides until golden brown.  Carefully remove from the pan to paper towel, season with salt and pepper. In a sauté pan melt the butter and lightly toast the inside of the rolls.  On the bottom of each roll spread a layer of the aioli, then the pickled onion, baby greens and top with the warm oyster.

Oyster Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Oyster Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
84%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
117mg
39%
Protein
14g
29%
Carbs
59g
20%
Vitamin A
134µg
15%
Vitamin B12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.4%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
8mg
39%
Vitamin K
51µg
64%
Calcium
97mg
10%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
119µg
30%
Folic acid
51µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
32g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
205mg
29%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
251mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24.9%
Sodium
562mg
23%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.1%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
9mg
62%

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