Nam jim oysters

Nam jim oysters

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  • 2 (as a starter)
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Pescatarian wheat and gluten free
  • 20 minutes
  • Paul Clüver Village Riesling


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4-5 green bird’s-eye chillies (depending on your preference)
  • 50 g palm sugar
  • 4 t lime juice
  • 4 t fish sauce
  • 6 oysters
  • 10 g coriander root
  • fresh coriander, chopped
  • lime wedges, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Pound the garlic and chillies using a mortar and pestle to make a chunky paste.

2. Melt the palm sugar with 3 t water in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Mix in the lime juice, then add 1 t fish sauce at a time until well balanced. You might need to add a little more lime juice.

3. Place the dressing in the freezer for 20 minutes before dressing the oysters.

4. Serve the oysters on ice, add 1–2 t dressing, garnish with the coriander root and leaves and serve with lime wedges.

Photograph: Elsa Young
Recipes: Jes Doveton
Food production: Khanaya Mzongwana

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Jes Doveton is the chef and co-owner of Acid, Joburg’s only female-led food-and-wine bar.

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