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Crispy Fried Oyster Appetizer with California Avocados

Crispy Fried Oyster Appetizer with California Avocados


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Serving Size: 1

3 Pacific Oysters, medium-sized
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
As needed vegetable oil for frying
6 thin mango slices
1/4 oz. napa cabbage, chiffonade
1/4 oz. red cabbage, chiffonade
1 Tbsp. Creamy Cilantro Dressing (recipe follows)
1 Tbsp. Kimchi Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
1/4 Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
As needed Micro greens for garnish
As needed Creamy Cilantro Dressing(Yield: 1/4 cup)
2 oz. sour cream
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. half and half
1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
As needed Salt and pepper to taste
As needed Kimchi Vinaigrette(Yield: 1/2 cup)
1 Tbsp. kimchi
1 Tbsp. kimchi seasoning
2 tsp. Korean chili paste
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. minced cilantro
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil
3/4 tsp. fish sauce
As needed sugar to taste

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Creamy Cilantro Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

Kimchi Vinaigrette:

  1. Place all ingredients except green onion and cilantro in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add sugar as needed. Mix in cilantro and green onion.

To Assemble:

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or a deep, heavy pot on the stove to 350°F.
  2. After shucking oysters, drain in a colander. Dip each oyster in flour, shaking off excess, then dip into egg, then panko.
  3. Gently place the oysters in the hot oil and fry for 1-3 minutes, until golden. Remove oysters and let drain on a paper towel lined tray.
  4. On a plate, arrange the mango slices in a star pattern from the middle of the plate fanning out.
  5. Mix cabbages together in a bowl with 1 Tbsp. of creamy cilantro dressing and salt and pepper. Place this mixture in the center of the mango star.
  6. Place oysters around the cabbage forming a point in the middle. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. Kimchi Vinaigrette around the oysters and on the mango. Add the diced avocado around the plate and top the oysters with micro greens. Serve.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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