Elegant Oysters on the Half Shell with Uni, Caviar, and Soba

Add a fancy-feeling recipe to your appetizer game. Perfect for happy hour or a casual night in, these oysters are easily topped with luxe ingredients.
By Kristin Guy

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If you are looking to add a little fancy footwork into your entertaining game – we’ve put together an appetizer upgrade that is elegantly luxe looking, but pretty darn simple to pull off (with the help of a quality fish man).

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Oysters, Uni and some black soba noodles topped with caviar?! Who wouldn’t want to be your guest nabbing from a platter of these beauties dressed in their happy hour finest?

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As you can see there are really no rules, regulations or measurements for this recipe – just a loose concept that feels incredibly fabulous. Make a dozen, make two…invite guests over or not! But most importantly these are meant to be enjoyed with a coupe of fabulous bubbles.

Elegant Oysters on the Half Shell with Uni, Caviar, and Soba
 
Add a fancy-feeling recipe to your appetizer game. Perfect for happy hour or a casual night in, these oysters are easily topped with luxe ingredients.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Seafood
Ingredients
What you’ll need to prepare:
  • Fresh Raw Oysters (and a shucker – unless you ask the fish man to do it for you)
  • Black Roe or Caviar*
  • Coarse salt for plating
  • Black Soba Noodles
  • Fresh Uni
  • Flat Parsley
  • Dry White Wine
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. Cook soba noodles to their specified directions, in a skillet sauté garlic until golden adding in a small tab of butter and a dash of dry white wine to coat.
  2. Shuck oysters and leave on ice, Toss cooked soba noodles with chopped parsley into the wine, butter sauce.
  3. Set noodle mixture aside to cool completely, chill in the fridge if necessary.
  4. With a small fork spiral a quarter-zed bundle of noodles and place on top of half oyster.
  5. Top with a piece of fresh uni and a generous dollop of roe.
Notes
*We do love a Tobinko Black Flying Fish Roe which is very affordable and a bit sweeter. Available at most Japanese Market’s freezer section.

 

Kristin Guy

KRISTIN GUY: Stylist & Photographer Specializing in Dining By Design.

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