Category: oysters

February 17, 2011

How to Shuck Oysters & Prosecco Mignonette

i’m a huge fan of oysters…i definitely prefer eating them on the beach on an exotic island. we have no exciting vacations planned this year so i guess my family room will have to do. we buy oysters at Wegmans. they are not cheap, but a fun appetizer for a special meal (i am thinking for our anniversary!)


2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (from about 1/2 medium shallot)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Prosecco or dry sparkling wine, chilled
12 freshly shucked oysters on the half shell

Place the vinegar, shallots, salt, and pepper in a small, nonreactive bowl and stir to combine. Let the mixture sit for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to meld. Just before serving, add the Prosecco or sparkling wine. Spoon the mignonette onto the oysters and serve.

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