Oysters au gratin.

Love Scottish Oysters

Loch Fyne is world-famous for its rock oysters which are grown naturally and sustainably in the clear Highland waters and the perfect dish for an aphrodisiac, romantic treat on Valentine’s Day. Oysters are packed full of vitamins and minerals including zinc which is essential for healthy skin and muscles as well as boosting fertility. Health officials advise us to eat two portions of seafood a week so oysters make a tasty and nutritious treat. Oysters can be enjoyed au naturel with a sprinkling of lemon juice, but they are also delicious when cooked.

Oysters au gratin.

  • 6 fresh oysters, cleaned and shucked
  • 2 streaky bacon rashers, finely chopped
  • 30g (1oz) celery, finely chopped
  • 4 baby asparagus tips, finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper
  • 30g (1oz) grated mozzarella cheese

(Serves 2)

In a small pan cook the bacon for 1-2 minutes until crispy. Add celery, asparagus and seasoning. Spoon the bacon and asparagus mixture over the oysters. Sprinkle over the cheese. Cook the oysters under a medium grill for 3-4 minutes until the cheese melts.

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