Oysters with Chorizo Crumb and Tomato, Chilli & Coriander Salsa
  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 1 cured chorizo sausagefrom the deli
  • 1tbsp olive oilif needed
  • 1 vine-ripened tomatoesseeded and finely diced
  • 1 French shallotsfinely chopped
  • 1 small red chilliesseeded and sliced
  • 2tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 1tablespoon lime juice
  • Lime wedgesto serve
  1. Finely chop (or crumble) the chorizo sausage – you might need to peel the skin off first. Place the chorizo crumb in a cold non stick pan and set over a medium heat. Allow to cook until the chorizo has released its oils and crisped a little. You may n need to add some oil to help it along. Remove from heat and allow too cool.
  2. Remove the oysters from their shells. Wash the shells in hot water, then pat dry. Replace the oysters and cover with a damp cloth in the refrigerator.
  3. Put the tomato, shallots, chilli and coriander in a bowl and mix together well. Stir in the lime juice, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Put a teaspoon or so of the chorizo crumb on each oyster and top with a teaspoon of salsa.
  5. Serve with lime wedges for extra juice.