Red Snapper Oysters with Pickled Celery

Preparation info
  • Serves


    (we would suggest at least 2 oysters per person)
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in
For The Love Of The Sea: A cook book to celebrate the British seafood community and their food

By Jenny Jefferies

Published 2021

  • About

I chose this recipe as it makes the perfect appetiser or canapé for a party. A Red Snapper is like a Bloody Mary but made with gin instead of vodka. We use our own oysters and a gin that’s distilled near Mersea Island. — Gemma Tidmarsh


  • 6 celery sticks
  • 125 ml cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Firstly, you will need to pickle the celery to put on top of the dressed oysters. Finely dice 2 of the 6 celery sticks and place in a bowl. Cover with the cider vinegar and sugar. Stir thoroughly then leave the celery to pickle for 1 hour.

Now you need to make the Red Snappers. This recipe will make 4 drinks and enough left over to dress 8 oysters. Don’t make these until the celery has