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Here’s a New(-ish) Way to Prepare Your Oysters: A La Omakase’s Oyster Butteryaki

July 30, 2019

Imagine two of your favorite things combined: buttered seafood and fried snacks. Well, Omakase did just that when it came up with it’s Oyster Butteryaki—a battered, then fried oyster appetizer dressed in butter sauce. We’ve hacked the dish so you can make it at home; time to say goodbye to boring steamed oysters. (We don’t mean that, steamed oysters are the bomb.)

Oyster Butteryaki? More like Oyster Butter-yummy.

The rice flour and soda water combo is essential to make a light, crispy shell for the oyster. (Not to be mistaken for the actual shell it naturally comes with.) It goes without saying that fresh oysters are a key part of this dish, as it adds a subtle sweetness to the slightly salty butter mixture. Though you can always dip it into the ponzu dipping sauce to balance out the flavors.

Omakase Oyster Butteryaki

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Active time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS

Butteryaki Sauce

  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce

Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tbsp. ponzu
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp. spring onions

Fried Oysters

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup soda water, cold
  • 6 oysters, shucked with half shells set aside
  • Oil, for frying

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a pot over medium heat, melt together the butter and soy sauce to make the butter sauce.
  2. Keep warm.
  3. To make dipping sauce, mix together ponzu, soy sauce, and spring onions, then place in a sauce dish and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a separate pot for frying, about 350F.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together rice flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Slowly stream in soda water while whisking until a smooth batter forms.
  7. Dip oysters in batter then fry until golden, less than a minute depending on size of oysters.
  8. Remove from oil and set aside on paper towels to drain, then place each oyster on a separate half shell.
  9. Spoon over butter sauce and serve with dipping sauce.​
Jica Simpas Jica Simpas

Jica hopes that by writing about food she'll actually learn how to cook. But for now, she'll happily just eat everything—especially cookies.

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