Lemon Granita Topping for Oysters

Submitted by: Lynda Pelletier, Montreal

“A perfect complement for oysters.”


  • 3/4 cup(s) lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 2 tbsp(s) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp(s) salt
  • 1/2 tsp(s) freshly ground pepper
  • To taste chopped fresh coriander (or other fresh herb)

Cooking Instructions

In a small saucepan, combine the lemon juice, water, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the syrup into a 9 x 5-inch bread pan and let cool. Stir in the coriander and pepper. Freeze for one hour: using a fork, scrape the mixture every 15 minutes to obtain a granulated texture. The granita will keep for up to a week in the freezer in an airtight container.

Top each oyster with a spoonful of granita. Season with Tabasco sauce to taste.

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