Cucumber, Native Oysters and Beach Plants


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By James Viles

Published 2016

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Gin and oysters are a great combination, and I love my gin with a slice of cucumber, which is where this combination arose. This is definitely cucumber with oyster - the oyster is accustomed to being centre stage, but here it’s very much a vessel for the fabulous chilled flavour of that garden cucumber. You can use large Pacific oysters here or, my favourite, gold-lip oysters from Tasmania. Beach mustard is a gathered ingredient that we collect from the coast and is entirely optional if it’s not easily found where you live.