National Oyster Day recipe: Crispy Caledonian oysters with oyster mayonnaise

For National Oyster Day, Paul Leonard of the Isle of Eriska Hotel provides this exquisite recipe for Crispy Caledonian oysters, pickled garden vegetables and oyster mayonnaise

20 + 24 hours
Published: August 5, 2016
Categories: ,

Crispy Caledonian oysters, pickled garden vegetables and oyster mayonnaise

For the pickled vegetables

The pickled vegetables can be prepared well in advance. Wash all the vegetables then slice thinly on a mandolin, place in a clean container that can be kept airtight.

Put the wine, white wine vinegar, water and sugar in a pan and stir over a low heat until dissolved. Pour the vinegar mixture
over the vegetables and season with hebridean sea salt. Seal the container and leave for at least 24 hours before using.

For the oyster mayonnaise

To make the oyster mayonnaise, put the yolks, lemon juice and oysters into a food processor and blend for 30 seconds.

With the processor still running, slowly add the oil until it has all emulsified.

Add the reserved oyster juice from all the oysters in the recipe and season with hebridean sea salt.

Set aside for later.

For the crispy oysters

For the crispy oysters, put the flour, beaten egg and panko bread crumbs in a separate bowls, making sure to season the flour with salt and pepper.

Heat a deepfryer to 180*c. Pat the shucked oysters dry with kitchen paper then pass them through the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs making sure they are thoroughly coated.

Deep fry the panko coated oysters in the hot oil for around 1 minute until golden.

Drain the vegetables and place a nice pile on each of your 4 plates.
Top with a good spoonful of oyster mayonnaise, then finish with the oysters sharing equally between the plates.

Modern Scottish recipe: Cullen Skink Fish Pie from Stevie McLaughlin

Serve with a wedge of lemon.



  • Oysters
  • 12 Large Caledonian Oysters, Shucked but retain the Juice
  • 50g Plain Flour for Coating
  • 1 Egg
  • 75g Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Mayonnaise
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 15g Lemon Juice
  • 2 Shucked Oysters – juices retained
  • 300ml Cullisse Rapeseed Oil
  • Garden Vegetables
  • 1 Fennel
  • 2 Banana Shallots
  • 2 Carrots
  • 6 Baby Turnips
  • 3 Golden Beetroot
  • 100ml White Wine
  • 100ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 100ml Water
  • 100g Caster Sugar
Copyright ©2024 National World Publishing Ltd
Cookie SettingsTerms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy
crosslistchevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram