Oyster Tartar

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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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  • 12 very fresh oysters, shucked
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon


Finely chop the oysters and put them in a bowl over ice. Mix the parsley, pepper, vinegar, and olive oil together. Add half the lemon juice, mix and taste. Add up to all the remaining lemon juice if needed to get the right balance of acidity with the salt of the oysters.

Just before serving, add the shallots and chives, and serve in chilled Chinese spoons either on a tray covered with s