Oysters with Citrus Granita

Oysters with Citrus Granita

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Oysters with citrus granita

Combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup blood orange juice, 1/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.  Pour into a shallow pan and freeze until the top forms crystals.  Rake a fork though the forming ice and refreeze.  When ice is more solid, rake fork through the ice again to form small crystals.  Keep cold.

Mince parsley and zest a lemon

Open oysters, keeping as much of the juices in the shell as possible, as well as the body of the oyster.

Garnish the oysters with 1/2 teaspoon of granita and a sprinkling of minced parsley and some lemon zest.  Have the remaining granita available for extra flavor if needed.

Recipe and food styling by Emily Browne.


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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