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
350
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the oysters

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

For the crackers

  • 3 layers of filo pastry
  • 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
321µg
36%
Vitamin B12
24µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21.8%
Vitamin C
115mg
100%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
24µg
30%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
46µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
72µg
18%
Folic acid
15µg
N/A
Iron
9mg
51%
Magnesium
69mg
17%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
310mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
697mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
28.1%
Sodium
343mg
14%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.1%
Zinc
25mg
100%