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Feb 11

Taylor Shellfish

Habanero Smoked Oyster Dip

Posted by Taylor Shellfish

This craveable dip gets a double dose of our Habanero Hot Oysters; first, they are finely chopped and folded into the dip, then the dip itself is adorned with more whole smoked oysters. 

Serves 4


  • 2 tins Ekone Habanero Hot Oysters
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot, from approximately 1 small shallot
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to season 
  • ½ cup cream cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 1 tablespoon capers, roughly chopped 
  • ¼ cup finely chopped dill, plus a few fronds to garnish 
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • Dash hot sauce 
  • Crackers to serve


Finely chop the contents of one tin of oysters. 

Add the minced shallots, lemon juice, and a small pinch of salt to a bowl. Set aside to macerate for at least 5 minutes. Add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, capers, chopped herbs, and chopped oysters to the bowl. Mix well to combine, then season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. 

Add the dip to your favorite serving bowl. Using the back of a large spoon, create a shallow well in the center of the dip. Nestle in the whole oysters from the reserved tin, and garnish the dip with a few sprigs of dill and another grind of black pepper. Enjoy with crackers.