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oysters pickled ginger granita

Oysters with Pickled Ginger Granita

Although usually served alongside sushi, pickled ginger is a perfect match for briny oysters as well. For this recipe we finely dice shallots and pickled ginger to make a quick granita garnish.


  • 3 Tablespoons minced shallots
  • 3 Tablespoons pickled ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sake
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Cilantro blossoms for garnish (optional)
  • 2 dozen oysters – we used Kumamotos in this photo


  1. Finely dice the shallot and pickled ginger and add to the rest of the ingredients in a small flat freezer proof dish or plate. Grind a couple twists of black pepper on top. Freeze for about 20-30 minutes. Once the granita is frozen, scrape with a fork to loosen the mixture so it form it into crystals.
  2. Shuck the oysters and put on top of tray filled with crushed ice. Put the granita in a small bowl and serve alongside the oysters. Garnish each oyster with a cilantro blossom.
  • Author: Edible San Francisco
  • Cuisine: CA