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Pickled oysters with cucumber and jalapeño

Published on December 6, 2018
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Featured in Sharp’s new cookbook, Zack Hawke of The Mariners Public House in Rock shares his pickled oysters with cucumber and jalapeño recipe


Makes 3 pickled oysters

You will need

Porthilly oysters 3
Large gherkin 1 (plus 150ml juice from the gherkin jar), finely diced
Shallot 1, finely diced
Garlic clove 1, finely diced
Cucumber 1, finely diced
Olive oil a dash
Jalapeño chillies 3, sliced


  1. Shuck the oysters and reserve the shells and juice. Wash the shells ready for later.
  2. Place the oyster meat into the gherkin juice (so submerged) and leave for at least 2 hours.
  3. Mix the shallot, garlic, cucumber and gherkin with the olive oil and 1 tsp of the oyster juice.
  4. When the oysters are ready, return them to the shells, dress with the garnish and place a slice of jalapeño on top.

PAIR WITH Sharp’s Camel Valley Pilsner or a champagne lager

Chef’s tip: ‘This is one of Nathan Outlaw’s classic oyster combinations. If you don’t like it spicy just leave out the jalapeño,’ says Zack

Find more recipes and beer pairings in Just Add Beer, the new cookbook from Sharp’s Brewery.

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