Recently I have been trying to get more oysters into my family’s diet. They are nutrition powerhouses and a cheap form of protein if you buy canned or frozen. This stir fry is a great way to serve oysters for an easy weeknight meal.
What are oyesters?
Oysters are a type of mollusk that can be found in oceans around the world. They have been consumed by humans for thousands of years and have become popular in many cuisines due to their unique flavor and texture. Oysters are an excellent source of several essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are also high in protein and low in fat, making them a healthy option for those looking to increase their intake of lean proteins.
Are canned or fresh oysters best for this recipe?
Either canned or fresh oysters can be used for this recipe. Fresh oysters are best if you can find them and are available in the seafood section of most grocery stores. Be sure to remove any dirt or debris before cooking. If using canned oysters, look for ones that are packed in water or brine rather than oil. If they are packed in oil just drain and rinse before using – this is what I did in my recipe.
How should I prepare the oysters?
If using fresh oysters, open them up carefully with an oyster shucker and remove any dirt or debris. The best way to cook them is on a hot skillet or wok with some oil over high heat until they are just cooked through. If using canned oysters, drain and rinse before adding to the pan.
So lets get started!
– ½ lb canned or frozen oysters
– 2 tablespoons avocado oil
– 2 cloves garlic
– ½ inch ginger
-2 red chillis
– 4 green onions
– ½ tsp salt
Begin the recipe by peeling and dicing the garlic and ginger. Set aside in a bowl.
Slice the chillis and grren onions into thin strips and add to the bowl with the garlic and ginger.
In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, chillis and green onion and stir fry for 1 minute.
Add the oysters to the skillet and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and stir fry for an additional minute.
Serve immediately over cooked rice or noodles.
– If you have fresh oysters, make sure to shuck them before adding them to the stir fry.
– Feel free to add other vegetables such as mushrooms or carrots for additional flavor and nutrition.
– Hot sauce or chili paste can be added for extra spice.
-If you don’t have green onions, use regular onions or leeks.
– You can use other types of seafood such as shrimp, squid or scallops in this dish.
– For a vegan version, substitute the oysters with firm tofu.
– If you don’t have oysters, canned tuna or salmon can also be used in this recipe.
Q: Can I make this recipe in advance?
A: Yes, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store them in the fridge until ready to cook. Make sure to let the oysters thaw before cooking.
Q: Is this dish gluten-free?
A: Yes, this dish is naturally gluten-free as long as you use certified gluten-free oysters.
Q: Can I add other vegetables to this stir fry?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to add mushrooms, carrots or any other vegetable you like. Just make sure to cut them into small pieces so they cook quickly when added to the skillet.
Q: How long does it take to make this dish?
A: This dish comes together very quickly and should only take about 10 minutes from start to finish. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when time is limited. Enjoy!
Q: Is this dish suitable for vegetarians?
A: Yes! For a vegetarian version, substitute the oysters with extra firm tofu. Make sure to cook it until golden and crisp before adding it to the stir fry.
Q: Can I freeze this dish after cooking?
A: Yes, you can freeze the cooked stir fry. Make sure to let it cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container and freezing for up to 3 months. Reheat in a skillet or microwave when ready to enjoy!
Enjoy this recipe and please comment if you try it.
Want more seafood recipes?
Ginger and Green Onion Stir fried Oysters
- Begin the recipe by peeling and dicing the garlic and ginger. Set aside in a bowl.
- Slice the chillis and grren onions into thin strips and add to the bowl with the garlic and ginger.
- In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, chillis and green onion and stir fry for 1 minute.
- Add the oysters to the skillet and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and stir fry for an additional minute.
- Serve immediately over cooked rice or noodles.