Hog Island’s Hogwash

Source: Hog Island Oyster Co., The Hog Island Book of Fish and Seafood

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This recipe appears in The Hog Island Book of Fish and Seafood by John Ash (ABRAMS, 2023) and was demonstrated at the Foodwise Classroom on June 3, 2023.

Makes about 1 cup (240 milliliters), enough for at least 24 oysters


¼ cup (60 milliliters) seasoned rice vinegar
¼ cup (60 milliliters) unseasoned rice vinegar
1 large shallot, peeled and minced
1 large jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
½ bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime


In a small nonreactive bowl, combine the vinegars, shallot, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice and stir until combined. Serve at once.

If making ahead, mix dry ingredients and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir in the vinegars and lime juice just before serving.

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