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Poached Oysters With Endives And Lemon

How to make Poached Oysters With Endives And Lemon

Poached Oysters With Endives And Lemon

So easy to make it’s pretty much fool-proof, poaching the oysters in their own juices really intensifies the salty seafood flavor. The slight bitter tone of the endive take it up another level whilethat hit of fresh lemon brings such vibrancy you’ll have that tangy aftertastein your mouth while you tuck into the next oyster.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword Endives, oyster, oysters, Poached Oysters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Piret Ilver


  • 6 Oysters
  • 1 Endive
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp Hazelnut Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Zest of one Lemon


  • Open oysters, remove from shell
  • Poach flesh (with its juices) in simmering water for 15 seconds
  • Drain and reserve
  • Finely chop endive
  • Grate lemon zest
  • Mix in a bowl with oils and pepper
  • Place oyster back in the bottom half of the shell
  • Stuff shells with endive mixture
  • Sprinkle salt and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top
  • Add salt
  • Serve


Oysters on table
Pro tip: Season at the last minute so the salt doesn’t suck too much moisture out of the oyster.
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By Piret Ilver

Oysters are "affordable luxury" - always special, different in every corner of the world, and every moment while eating oysters is special. It should be mentioned that oysters are produced in an environmentally friendly way. Finally, there's no need to worry about calories whilst eating oysters! Oysters are an easy way to turn your regular dinner into a special one! There's no question where to travel next - take me somewhere close to oyster bars! These are all the reasons why I became an oyster-lover. Oysters and oyster-tourism is exactly what this blog is about.

One reply on “Poached Oysters With Endives And Lemon”

I just love this recipe!! Very refreshing, almost like being on vacation at the beach. Thank you for this recipe!!

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