Morro Bay Pacific Gold Oysters with Melons and Cucumber Water
5 mins (prep 5)
8 ingredients
makes 12 oysters
This easy recipe comes from Kirk Sowell, owner of two Morro Bay restaurants--Miss Lola's SouthSide Grill and Frankie & Lola's Front Street Cafe. He developed it especially to highlight the cucumber-melon flavors of Pacific Gold oysters. He uses Ha-Ogen and Ambrosia melons, and cilantro microgreens, but they're a little hard to find; honeydew, cantaloupe, and regular cilantro are fine too.

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  • 1/4 cup finely diced honeydew
  • 1/4 cup finely diced cantaloupe
  • 3-in. length medium english cucumber, peeled and chopped, plus 12 thick slices from cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced serrano chile
  • 12 freshly shucked pacific oysters on the half-shell, preferably ones with deep cups
  • small cilantro leaves for garnish


Serving Size (0.88 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.18 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.04%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.01mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.06g 0.23%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.12%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.07%
Vitamin A 0.05IU% Vitamin C 0.32mg%
Calcium 0.05mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
diced honeydew, diced cantaloupe, serrano chile, cilantro leaves for garnish, small