Tosazu is a light Japanese dressing made up of vinegar, soy sauce, mirin and bonito dashi stock. It is a delicious way to enjoy fresh oysters. Try three different toppings on Oysters with Tosazu Dressing.
Total Time does not include time required to make Tosazu but even if you make it from scratch, it takes only 5 minutes or so.
Remove oysters from the shells and place the oysters in a sieve. Sprinkle salt over the oysters and massage gently several times with your hand.
Pour 1 teaspoon of Tosazu over each oyster, then place ½ teaspoon of shallots on each oysters.
Pick ¼ teaspoon each of momiji oroshi, squeeze slightly to get excess moisture out if necessary, and place it on the oysters.
Roll perilla leaves together and cut the roll to 1mm thick all the way through. Untangle the rolled strands.
Spread equal portions of perilla on the oysters, then place a small pinch of grated ginger in the centre of each oyster.
1. If you can only buy fresh oysters without shells, you can serve them together in a small bowl (see the photo in post).
2. Please see the recipe in my post Japanese Dressings and the revise the portion of dashi stock to 3 parts as described in my post.
3. Please see the recipe in Tuna Tataki (Seared Tuna) with Ponzu.
4. If stems are thick, cut in half lengthwise first, then finely chop them so that the chopped pieces are not too big.
5. I used a NutriBullet to grind the dried wakame seaweed. It worked surprisingly well and the wakame became almost powdery. I initially tried a mortar and pestle, then used a rolling pin to crush the wakame pieces. I even tried to chop them with a knife but neither method worked.
Instead of grinding them, you could rehydrate and place them as small sheets of seaweed.
6. Japanese people do clean oysters before eating. You will be surprised how dark the water gest when you clean them. If you are shucking oysters at home, perhaps you needn’t do this as you know they are clean and you don’t want to lose the oyster juice inside the shell.
7. Nutrition per oyster with authentic topping. Spicy topping is almost the same with marginal higher vitamins %. Luxury topping is a couple of % higher due to salmon roe.
serving: 56g calories: 45kcal fat: 1.2g (2%) saturated fat: 0.3g (1%) trans fat: 0g polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g monounsaturated fat: 0.2g cholesterol: 25mg (8%) sodium: 129mg (5%) potassium: 94mg (3%) carbohydrates: 3.2g (1%) dietary fibre: 0g (0%) sugar: 0.6g protein: 4.9g vitamin a: 2.7% vitamin c: 6.7% calcium: 0.4% iron: 14%