Purists insists there's only one way to eat an oyster: raw and with a splash of fresh lemon juice. We tend to agree but it's always nice to give oysters a chance to shine in other ways. Take these gourmet oyster recipes, for instance. Each of them highlights the versatility of this delicate fruit of the sea which is considered a top aphrodisiac. Whether you like oysters grilled, fried or baked, here are some fabulous gourmet recipes to consider:
Grilled Oysters with Ättika
Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson shares his recipe for grilled oysters flavored with a splash of Ättika, a type of white vinegar popular in Sweden. It's a great summer recipe to try at your next cookout.
Oysters with Brioche Crust and Marinated Tapioca
This gourmet oyster recipe from acclaimed chef Alex Atala highlights the flavors of Brazil. Oysters are coated in brioche crumbs and fried until golden then served with tapioca marinated in lime, olive oil and soy sauce.
Renown Italian chef Gennaro Esposito brings the flavors of pizza to baked oysters. His 'pizzaiola' oysters are dressed with tomato sauce, green bean pesto and croutons - a tasty combination sure to please your palate.
The ideal English muffins are lightly toasted. You can just slice them in half and put them in the toaster, but we prefer the oven-toasting technique. You can also learn how to make English muffins at home before putting them in the oven by following our simple recipe.
These light, flaky and melt-in-your-mouth pain aux raisins are a delight of French patisserie and are great for a breakfast treat, or any time. Make your own pain aux raisins with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.