All recipes are for 2 servings unless noted. Oil is canola oil and salt is kosher salt.

2012-04-20

Cleaning shelled oysters

Cleaning with grated daikon radish or potato starch significantly improves the taste of oysters while eliminating the raw smell.



Cleaning with grated daikon radish
1

In a bowl, grate daikon (approx. 10cm per 10-15 oysters), add oysters, and gently mix.


2.

When daikon turns gray, discard daikon, and rinse with cold water.

Rinse with cold water.
Cleaning with potato starch
1.

Place oysters in a bowl, sprinkle potato starch (1 tbsp per 10-15 oysters), and gently mix.

2.

When liquid turns gray, rinse with cold water.

Rinse with cold water.
<Notes>
  • Grated daikon is the common choice for cleaning oysters because the constituent of its spicy taste, isothiocyanate, has a detoxifying effect. Potato starch works equally well in terms of cleaning and eliminating smell.

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