Caribbean Oyster Cocktail

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      This is not a cheap recipe! This is a SPLURGE recipe! LOL! However it is a recipe that most people with diabetes can eat. If you love shellfish, this recipe is for you. It only makes two servings (I eat two servings for this recipe! giggle smiley) Seriously, if you have the funds, you can expand the recipe;-D
      Caribbean Oyster Cocktail
      24 oysters and their shells (those of you that have dealt with oysters know that you may have to TRY to shuck more)
      1 cup ketchup
      1/4 cup water
      1 tsp ground coriander seeds
      1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (I love this stuff!)
      1 tbs lime juice (fresh is best)
      salt and pepper to taste
      In a bowl, mix together the ketchup, water, coriander, pepper flakes, lime juice, salt and pepper. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let the sauce sit for about an hour. This helps marry the flavors.
      Clean the oysters’ shells. Open and remove the oyster meat, reserving half of the shells. If you plan to serve in a cocktail glass, you can throw away the shells at this point.
      For serving on the half shell: Mix the oysters with the sauce and then place one oyster with sauce onto each half shell and serve. For serving in a cocktail glass: Mix the oysters with the sauce, divide the mixture (12 oysters each) into two decorative glasses. Fill with any remaining sauce and serve.
      Note: A neighbor makes regular trips to the coast for oysters when they are in season and he asks me to make up a batch of oysters like this for his oyster party for the neighborhood! In exchange, he gives me a couple of dozen oysters to use as I wish. I’ve used my gift to make this recipe, eat off of shell (yes, raw), to freeze to make oyster stuffing (for Thanksgiving), or oyster stew…oh, yum… This recipe is a basic for two servings, but is easily increased if you have the ingredients! LOL!
      notme9 smilie

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