Chilled Oysters with Caviar

This is perfect to serve as a canapé or serve 3 to 4 as a starter.

1 cucumber, cut into thin julienne
2 slices of smoked salmon, cut into thin julienne
2 shallots, finely chopped
12 sprigs of dill, finely chopped
375ml crème fraiche
salt and pepper
lemon juice, to taste
24 Gironde oysters
1 pot Avruga caviar

Gently mix the julienne of cucumber and smoked salmon with the shallots and dill. Season the crème fraiche with salt and pepper, add just enough of the crème fraiche to bind the cucumber mixture. Add a little lemon juice to taste.

Open the oysters and clean the deep half shells. Place the shells on four oyster plates and fill with the cucumber and salmon mixture.

Place the oysters back in their shells and add a teaspoon of caviar to each. Serve immediately.

For an alternate presentation, or if you don’t have any oyster plates, serve the oysters on a bed of very fine julienne of carrots, leeks and beetroot.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours