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Chilli, lime and gin marinated oysters

A classic oyster recipe involves just a squeeze of lemon, some red wine vinegar and maybe some shallots. However, if you are entertaining and want to make them even more special you can spice things up a little with your oysters. The fresh chilli and ice cold gin in this marinade should be more than enough to do the trick.

Chili, lime and gin oysters

Chili, lime and gin oysters


  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp finely chopped lime zest
  • 1 oz Brockmans gin
  • ½ tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • ½ bird’s eye chilli finely chopped
  • 2 dozen oysters


  • Place all the above ingredients in a jar, cover with lid and shake vigorously
  • Take teaspoon and drizzle small amount over each oyster just before serving
  • For a more intense flavour; marinate the oysters one hour before serving
  • If you don’t like it too spicy, remove the seeds from the chili before chopping