This recipe is inspired by my favorite snack and the need for quick and easy appetizers during the holidays. It’s one of the first recipes on this blog that will use fermented foods as an ingredient instead of being a fermented food recipe. I battle with the idea that sauerkraut is only to be served with bratwurst and I am on a mission to change that perception. I add sauerkraut and other pickled vegetables to my meals and they add a depth of flavor and zing to recipes that doesn’t compare to anything else.
These scrumptious, healthy appetizers are one of my favorite quick snacks when I am whipping up meals in the kitchen or when I need a quick appetizer when I have friends over. I made them fancier and tastier by dressing them up with my raw pickled ginger carrots. These are very easy to assemble and will only take 5-10 minutes. No cooking or excessive prepping needed.
My plan is to show you how to use fermented foods to add more flavor and zing to your recipes. Since it’s the season for holiday gatherings, I thought my Quick and Easy Smoked Oysters Party Appetizer would be the perfect recipe to start. I am hoping the fermented food love will be shared and just maybe others will want to add fermented foods to their diet too.
This recipe is fun, easy and the presentation is perfect for a dinner party. You can make this ahead since the cucumber will not get soggy like crackers do. The lemon and raw pickled ginger carrots balances the richness of the oyster while the cucumber adds a fresh crunch. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised and intrigued by the use of the fermented foods in this recipe.
- 1 Can of BPA-Free Smoked Oysters
- 1 Cucumber
- Raw Pickled Ginger Carrots
- Fresh Dill
- 1 Lemon
- Slice the cucumber into ¼ inch thick rounds and place on a plate.
- Top each cucumber round with a smoked oyster.
- Zest the lemon and sprinkle the lemon zest on top of the oysters.
- Squeeze lemon juice on the oysters.
- Top with pickled ginger carrots.
- Top with a sprig of fresh dill.