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Oysters with spicy fennel

You'll need

1 fennel bulb (about 400gm), plus 1 tbsp finely sliced fronds 200 ml rice vinegar 40 gm white sugar 2 small red chillies, seeds removed, thinly sliced 18 unshucked Sydney rock oysters


  • 01
  • Finely dice fennel, place in a deep bowl and set aside.
  • 02
  • ring vinegar, sugar, chilli and 100ml water to the boil in a saucepan, pour over diced fennel, stand to infuse (2 hours), then add reserved fronds.
  • 03
  • Shuck oysters and serve over crushed ice with spicy fennel dressing.

"Oysters are a perfect food, easy to serve for a dinner party. Whatever you do, don't puncture the flesh of the oysters themselves."

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

Drink Suggestion

Crisp, lean young Hunter semillon.

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Nov 2011

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