Crispy Fried Oysters with California Avocado

Crispy Fried Oysters with California Avocado

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Credit: Kevin Gin, Executive Chef, Bridges Restaurant, Danville Calif.
The National Culinary Review, May 2013


3 medium-size Pacific oysters
¼ cup flour
¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
Vegetable oil, for frying
6 thin fresh mango slices
¼ oz. napa cabbage, chiffonade
¼ oz. red cabbage, chiffonade
¼ ripe fresh large (8 oz.) California avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
Microgreens, for garnish
Creamy Cilantro Dressing (recipe follows)
Kimchi Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

Creamy Cilantro Dressing
2 oz. sour cream
1 t. cider vinegar
1 t. half-and-half
1 T. chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste

Kimchi Vinaigrette
1 T. kimchi
1 T. kimchi seasoning
2 t. Korean chili paste
½ t. minced garlic
3 T. rice vinegar
1½ T. canola oil
1½ t. sesame oil
¾ t. fish sauce
Sugar, to taste
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 t. minced cilantro


1. Heat oil in deep fryer or deep, heavy pot on stove to 350°F. Shuck oysters; drain in colander. Dip each oyster in flour, shaking off excess; dip in egg, then panko. Gently place oysters in hot oil; fry 1-3 minutes, until golden. Remove oysters; let drain on a paper-towel-lined tray.

2. On plate, arrange mango slices in star pattern from middle of plate, fanning out. Mix cabbages together in bowl with 1 T. creamy cilantro dressing, salt and pepper. Place mixture in center of mango star. Place oysters around cabbage, forming point in middle. Drizzle 1 T. kimchi vinaigrette around oysters and on mango. Add diced avocado around plate; top oysters with microgreens.

Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Method: Mix together sour cream, vinegar, half-and-half, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Kimchi Vinaigrette
Method: Put kimchi, kimchi seasoning, chili paste, garlic, vinegar, canola oil, sesame oil and fish sauce in blender. Blend until smooth. Add sugar, as needed. Mix in green onion and cilantro.


1 serving


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