Oyster Goodness

Recipe printed from chiknpastry.com

Oyster Goodness
serves 8 hungry oyster-eaters 

as many fresh, local oysters as you want (the measurements below take care of ~50 oysters)

Asian Mignonette
5 t water
10 T rice vinegar
1.5 t pink peppercorns
1.5 T finely minced ginger
5 t finely minced shallots
1 t whole coriander seeds

Champagne vinegar mignonette
3.5 T Champagne vinegar
2.5 T finely chopped shallot
1/4 t coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 t sugar
1.5 T finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

shuck the oysters and put them on the classiest tray of ice that you can locate. if you're not well versed in shuckin', try this tutorial. it takes some practice, but you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly.

make the oyster mignonettes by simply combining the ingredients for each one into a small dish. serve mignonettes alongside cold, shucked oysters and lots of beer, wine, and friends.