Bluff oysters “neat” (raw)

5 minshere
Cooking method: Raw

Bluff oysters “neat” (raw)

5 mins
Cooking method: Raw



  • 24 fresh Bluff oysters
  • 1-2 lemons (as desired)
  • Lettuce to serve

 “A prized delicacy, delicious served ‘neat’ –nothing else needs to be added”

Cooking method

  1. Arrange 24 oysters in on a bed of lettuce (or fresh coleslaw if preferred).
  2. Garnish with lemon wedges as desired. Serve fresh.

Tip: buying Bluff oysters

The majority of Bluff oysters available in shops are in pottles. This keeps the oyster meat fresh and tasty, and means that Kiwis all over the country can enjoy these treats from Bluff.

Opening a Bluff oyster is quite a specialised job due to their strong shells. At the beginning of the season, some seafood restaurants are even known to have displays where you can see them being removed by an ‘expert’. Oysters can be requested for purchase in the shell, but are typically only available in this form through restaurants and speciality suppliers.

Courtesy Seafood NZ