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"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

Oysters with wasabi nori and lime dressing


You will need to dry the lime rind a day ahead.

You'll need

1 lime 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted 3 sheets wasabi nori, finely shredded (see note) 24 oysters, shucked To serve: lime wedges

Method

  • 01
  • Remove rind from lime with a peeler and using a sharp knife thinly slice rind widthways. Place rind on a plate in a warm dry place for 24 hours until dry and crisp. Combine dried rind in a bowl with sesame seeds and nori.
  • 02
  • To serve, scatter oysters with nori mixture and a squeeze of lime.

Note Wasabi-seasoned nori is available from Tokyo Mart and other Asian food stores. If unavailable, substitute with shredded roasted nori and season with powdered wasabi both available from Asian food stores.


At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people
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  • Serves 12 people

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