When the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it's time again to start thinking about grilling. This oyster recipe is perfect for entertaining and highlights the start of spring with ramps, also known as wild leeks.
Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and chopped ginger and sweat the onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the saffron, ground ginger, black pepper, paprika, and coriander and cook for 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper and tomatoes, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
Preheat a grill on high heat.
Place the oysters on the grill and cook until they pop open, for about 5 minutes. Remove the oysters from the heat and let cool. Using an oyster knife, remove the top shell and separate the oyster from the shell. Flip the oyster over to expose the rounded side.
Place the oysters on a tray and drizzle the olive oil over each piece. Spoon ¼ teaspoon of chermoula on top of each oyster. Place the chiffonade of ramp over the chermoula.
Place the kosher salt in 5 mounds on 4 separate plates. Place 1 oyster on each bed of salt. Arrange the salt and arugula around the oysters.