Grilled Oysters with Black Bean Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

A favourite Cantonese dish is oysters steamed with a dollop of garlicky black bean sauce on top, but we think these spicy grilled oysters might even be better!

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili black bean sauce
  • 2 tablespoons black bean and garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chinese black vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 12 fresh oyster

Method

In small saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat; fry shallots and garlic until softened and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in black bean sauce, wine, sugar and vinegar; simmer for 2 minutes. Let cool. Stir in coriander and green onion.

Shuck oysters, discarding top shell and keeping as much liquid in bottom shell as possible; spoon about 1/2 tsp/2 mL bean sauce onto each. Grill over high heat until juices are bubbling.

Nutritional facts Per oyster: about

  • Sodium 56 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 27.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 38 mg
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Grilled Oysters with Black Bean Sauce