Sunday, June 11, 2006

Estate Agents and Bloody Marys

Right, after a few really wild weeks of work I am finally getting down to writing a new recipe. As I have decided that being a landlady is for the birds, I have decided to sell my house. A word of advise to any home-owners... Don't ever tell an estate agent (no matter how well meaning they are) that you are thinking of selling your house and may be interested in a valuation. It will only end in tears. So following the storm of very aggressive agents beating the door in I finally managed to escape to do a little work. This is a very cute little recipe for lovers of oysters and Bloody Marys. I think this recipe says a lot about my state of mind! Thanks to my friend Caroline for this great recipe.

Oysters served with a Shots of Bloody Marys

1 red onion
100ml red wine vinegar
small bunch of coriander
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper

1l tomato juice
vodka to taste
salt and pepper
Tabasco Sauce to taste

10 fresh shucked oysters (can be ordered from the Knysna Oyster Company who will send round a cute hippy to deliver the oysters... Although there could be a minimum order)

10 tall schott glasses

Finely chop the onion and coriander and mix with the vinegar and sugar. Season to taste. Mix up a tasty Bloody Mary to suit your taste and alcoholic requirements. Pour your drinks into the glasses and balance an oyster on top of each one. Place a spoonful of the vinaigrette in each oyster and serve.

Makes 10.