Will get your mother in a whirl.Gather Journal Abstract Oysters
Diamond Dogs was first conceived as an adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterwork 1984, and though the author’s widow denied formal permission, the result still has the feel of a post-apocalyptic romp captained by Bowie’s latest incarnation: real cool cat Halloween Jack pictured on the cover as a half-man, half-dog creature (the original image, a full body shot with hybrid genitals, is a collector’s item). Oysters, our favorite gender-bending food, seemed befitting. Ours, contributed by Mira Evnine and garnished with cucumber dulse mignonette or ceviche water and popped sorghum, are themselves an abstract expression.
serves enough for 12 to 18 oysters of each
Cucumber Dulse Mignonette
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Allow to sit for at least an hour (up to a day) before serving spooned over oysters.
Ceviche Water with Popped Sorghum
Heat oil in a small deep saucepan (one that has a tight-fitting lid) over medium heat. Add sorghum and cover. Shake intermittently, until popping slows. Transfer popped sorghum to a bowl and set aside.
In a blender, pureé tomato, shallot, chile, mint, and lime juice. Strain through a fine sieve set over a bowl and discard the pulp. Season to taste with a little salt and pepper taking into consideration how salty the oysters are by nature.
To serve, add a spoonful of ceviche water, and garnish with popped sorghum.