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Oysters, Preserved Lemon, Apple

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Oysters, Preserved Lemon, Apple

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Yield: 1 dozen dressed oysters

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Juice of 2 lemons

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon water

4 preserved lemon halves, pulp discarded and rind finely chopped

1 small tart apple, peeled, cored and chopped into ¼-inch cubes

2 cups kosher salt

12 oysters

1 teaspoon nigella seeds

Good quality extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

1. To a medium bowl, add the lemon juice, sugar and water and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Add the chopped preserved lemon and chopped apple.

2. To another medium bowl, add the salt and enough cold water to create the consistency of wet sand. Turn the mixture out onto a platter. Shuck the oysters (click here for a gif) and nestle each one into the salt bed. Top each oyster with a small spoonful of the preserved apple-lemon mixture. Sprinkle with nigella seeds and finish with a few drops of olive oil.

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