In my humble opinion the best way to eat freshly shucked oysters is with just a squeeze of lemon juice straight out of the shell. However they are also nice served with a dressing or cooked in recipes such as oysters kilpatrick as below.
Oysters with lime and chilli dressing
1 doz. oysters
1 long red chilli
1 teaspoon of white sugar
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp of lime juice
1 tbsp of fish sauce
For a dozen oysters, seed and finely slice half a long red chilli and combine well with a teaspoon of white sugar, a pinch of salt, 2 tbsp of lime juice and 1 tbsp of fish sauce. Serve each oyster in its shell with a dash of dressing on the top.
If shucking the oysters yourself, add any liquor obtained to the dressing
If you prefer cooked oysters you can serve Oysters Kilpatrick
2 cups rock salt
12 oysters, shucked
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
100g thin rashers rindless bacon, diced
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
Lemon wedges, to serve
Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Place rock salt, in a thick layer, on a baking tray or heatproof plate. Arrange oysters (in their half-shells) on rock salt.
Sprinkle Worcestershire sauce over oysters. Top with bacon. Grill, on the salt, for 5 to 8 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon