Recipe Feature: Hog Wash

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One bite of this Hog Wash will ruin cocktail sauce for you, so think twice! Lime, shallots, fresh herbs, and rice vinegar are the flavors that make Hog Wash from Hog Island feel so fresh and tasty. Okay, that’s enough teasing, let’s shuck a couple of oysters and get this recipe going.

This is a recipe for one bowl of Hog Wash


  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and minced
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime


What’s with the whole vinegar thing? It’s simple – using a 50-50 blend of unseasoned rice vinegar and seasoned rice vinegar gives us the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. At the same time, seasoned rice vinegar has sugar and salt added, in just the perfect amount. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Stir the How Wash well enough before serving. Serve in a small or a medium sized bowl alongside some freshly shucked Williams Wharf oysters. Add the vinegar and lime juice blend right before serving.

It’s better to use Hog Wash the same day it was made. If you can’t finish it in a day or you plan on making it in advance, keep the sauce refrigerated.

There are many oyster sauces to choose from and this one definitely worth mentioning. We think that Hog Wash is a great sauce that brings the notes of freshness to your regular oyster meal. Sounds interesting? Well, then you know what to do next! Order a box of Williams Wharf oysters, prepare the Hog Wash sauce, and enjoy!

While you’re ordering a box of Williams Wharf oysters, try to think of an oyster recipe that you like the most. Have something in mind? Send it to us and we’ll post it on our website!


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