Mexican-Style Oysters

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Serves 6 as an appetizer

These fresh oysters are seasoned with purely Mexican flavors - tequila and chipotle chiles.


  • 4 cups (2 pounds) kosher salt
  • 48 fresh oysters on the half shell, with a few drops of their liquid
  • 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) white tequila
  • 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) lime or lemon juice
  • liquid from a can of chipotle chiles, to taste


Sprinkle 6 dinner plates with coarse salt and place 8 oysters in their half shells, directly on top of each plate. Sprinkle each oyster with a teaspoon of tequila, a teaspoon of lime juice, and a few drops of the chile liquid to taste.

Serve on their own as an appetizer.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 935

nutrition information per serving

592 calories; 14g total fat; 304mg cholesterol; 59247mg sodium; 34g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 58g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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