Since oysters are really good right now, how about 2 more oyster recipes? These recipes are from restaurants who know a few things about oysters; Acme & Drago’s.
1 bunch Leeks, sliced and rinsed thoroughly
12 ounces freshly shucked Oysters, with liquid
6 tablespoons unsalted Butter
1 medium Yellow Onion, medium diced
2 teaspoons fresh Garlic, minced
1 cup Cream Sherry
3 tablespoons Tabasco Sauce
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Toasted French Bread, for serving
Slice the leeks in half lengthwise, using all the white part of the bunch, and some of the lighter green. Submerge the cut leeks in a bowl of cold, salted water. Agitate and remove from the water. Separate the freshly shucked oysters from their water and save both.
Heat a large skillet on a medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons of butter, onions, leeks and garlic. Sauté until transparent. Next, add the cream sherry and the liquid from the oysters. Reduce until almost all of the liquid is gone.
Next, add the heavy whipping cream and continue to cook. Stir constantly with a whisk. Reduce until thickened to a porridge-like consistency (about 5 minutes). Then add the Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Last, add the Parmesan cheese and stir. Remove from the heat.
In a second skillet, sauté the oysters with 2 tablespoons of butter for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Drain off excess liquid. Add the sautéed oysters to the sauce and stir. Serve the warm oysters and sauce over the bread.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!