Delicious Oyster Recipes

Here are some classic oyster recipes and maybe some new ones to try as well. Share them with friends and let us know what you think. Please email us your favourite ways to eat oysters and if we like them, they’ll be published here.

1. Shucked and Dressed with Ponzu

clarences bar oyster recipe

From Tess Williams, Head Chef at Clarences bar
566 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. Tel: 9228 9474

Here is one of my favorite oyster recipes. I do think they are best when shucked just before eating, with a little lemon or lime. Here at Clarences, we serve them with a ponzu dressing, a soy sauce and citrus baced sauce. It’s good with a little chilli but not too much.

Ponzu Dressing

100 ml soy sauce
25ml of lemon juice
25ml lime juice

25ml mirin
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp bonito flakes

Combine all ingredients together and heat gently to dissolve the sugar. Cool before serving. Any left over sauce can be kept in the fridge for next time.

2. Fresh Oyster Dipping Sauce

This is a very simple and tasty dipping sauce that will add a zing to your oysters.

2 tblsp mirin
2 tblsp sherry vinegar

1 tspn chopped shallots
1 tspn chopped ginger

Serve the dipping sauce on a platter with your oysters or serve in smaller individual sauce bowls if seated.

3. Oyster Shots

Want to try something different? Oyster shots will definitely be a hit at any party. They are quick to make but as always please take care when consuming any alcohol.

fresh oysters
tomato juice
tabasco sauce
worcestershire sauce


Best to play around with the amounts of the ingredients shown above to suit your taste.

4. Steamed Oysters with Mirin and Soy

3 long shallots sliced (for garnish)
1/2 cup mirin
3 tblsp rice wine vinegar

3 tblsp soy sauce
1 knob ginger
2 small red shallots

Mix all ingredients together (except for long shallots). Gently steam oysters for 3 minutes and place in serving bowl. Pour sauce over the steamed oysters and garnish with long shallots.