Helm Riesling with Fresh Oysters and a spring onion and white pepper vinaigrette
This is outstanding and perfect for Christmas Day.
12 fresh oysters
1/4c apple cider or white vinegar
1/4tsp white pepper
Pinch of sugar
1/2tsp lime zest
4 very thin spring onions or 2 medium sized sliced down the middle, chopped
Add the vinegar, water, pinch of sugar and the whites of the chopped spring onions to a small pan and bring to a rapid simmer. Boil for about 2 mins, take off the heat and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, add the white pepper, the lime zest and the about a TB of the finely sliced green part of the spring onions. Test for seasoning, it needs to be tart, zesty and a little peppery all at once without being overpowering. Decant to pretty serving bowls and add a scant teaspoon of the vinaigrette to your oysters just before serving.
Serve with large chilled glassfuls of Helm 2017 Riesling.