Fried oysters with bell peppers


A very easy and inexpensive dish.  Purchase the raw oysters by the bag in the local markets.  You can use sherry if you do not have dark soy sauce in the kitchen cupboards.  This makes a great appetizer.

Ingredients Serves 4
Red bell peppers 2
Green bell peppers 2
Shelled oysters 700 gm
Cooking oil 3 tbspns
Onion, chopped 1 large
Garlic finely chopped 1 clove
Light soy sauce 3 tbspns
Dark soy sauce 3 tbspns
Corn flour 2 tspns
Salt pinch
Chives, finely chopped as garnish 1 tbspn

Cooking Method

Remove seeds from bell peppers and cut into thin strips.  Drain the oysters.

Heat the oil in the wok and stir-fry onion until transparent then add the garlic and bell peppers and stir for one minute.

Now add the oysters and stir-fry on a low heat for two minutes.  Add the soy sauce and five tbspns boiling water.

Pre-mix the corn flour with water and slowly add to the wok stirring as the sauce thickens.  Continue stirring and cook for another three minutes, then serve immediately and sprinkle the chives on top as garnish.