Oysters a la russe

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes 24 oysters
Oysters a la russe

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, horseradish, vodka and pepper. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 20 minutes.


Arrange the shucked oysters on a serving platter. Top each oyster with a small spoonful of the tomato-vodka mixture and garnish with the chives.

Doubanjiang (spicy, fermented broad-bean paste), Chinese dark soy sauce and sea urchin are available in Asian food stores. Lardo is available from specialty butchers and Italian grocers.

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