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The Main Ingredients
The two unique ingredients used in this recipe are radicchio and smoked oysters.
- Radicchio is a purple vegetable that looks like cabbage but is far from it in reality. The leaves have a bitter taste. So while cooking, it has to be combined with ingredients that blend well to take the bitterness away. I achieved this by adding lemon juice and vinegar. Pan-frying the radicchio with oil and spices also helped take away the bitterness. In fact, it tasted delicious once I removed the bitterness from it.
- Smoked Oysters
I used canned smoked oysters for this recipe. It saved me a lot of time as I did not have to manually deshell and smoke them. The meatiness of the oysters complemented the dish and the entire dish turned out flavourful as a meal in itself.
Oysters in Radicchio
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/4 green onion
- 1 small radicchio
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- fresh lemon juice as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 85-100g smoked oysters
Wash the radicchio, chop off the stem end and cut the radicchio into small shredded pieces. Chop the ginger, garlic and green onion.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green onion. Saute for a minute till you get the fresh aroma of ginger and garlic. Add the radicchio and saute. Pour in some salt and pepper to taste. Add a tbsp each of lemon juice and vinegar. Taste and add more lemon juice if needed to reduce the bitterness further.
Add the smoked oysters to the dish and give it a good stir to combine the ingredients together. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
- Enjoy them as a salad or side dish.
- Serve with rice, rotis, flatbreads and/or dosas.
- Use as a filling for wraps and sandwiches.
- Do not add excess pepper. I personally prefer adding just 1/4 tsp of pepper for this dish. You can add a little more if needed.
- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Radicchio is a good source of B vitamins including folic acid, Vitamin C and some trace minerals.
- Oysters are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain a good amount of micronutrients.