Oyster Cocktail

November 14, 2006

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This little ditty is Popeye’s spinach, Ultraman‘s beta capsule, Marine Boy‘s chewing gum. You’re a hero of a man, David, and you deserve your own power pill — David’s Oyster Cocktail.

Olive Oil always came around in the end and you won’t need to fend off scraggly bearded brutes to get the attention you deserve. This dish makes a fine amuse-bouche while you sip cilantro and white pepper acquavit.


6 live oysters from Nova Scotia
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon finely minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
Pinch of seeded, finely minced Scotch Bonnet pepper (not too much and whatever you do, don’t touch your genitals)
Drop of olive oil

Add the shallot, Scotch Bonnet and drop of oil to the lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 20 – 30 minutes. Divide lime juice mixture between 2 coupe Champagne glasses. Grate and add the horseradish. Shuck the oysters and reserve the liquor. Add 3 oysters to each glass and a teaspoon of the liquor. Pour the aquavit in 2 separate glasses and serve immediately.

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2 Responses to “Oyster Cocktail”


  1. [...] There are hordes of wayward young ladies who don’t have family to share a Holiday meal with. Where’s your sense of charity, David? Invite them all over to your pad and start your own Holiday traditions. Start with the oyster cocktail, then a little ceviche and follow it up with this velvety number. Finish the evening with home made ice cream and black ginger cookies. Save your receipts, I think this meal is tax deductible. Serves 4 [...]

  2. Cookie Says:

    WAAAAAA
    Miek doesn’t have genitalia.


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