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Champagne Oysters
Courtesy of UK Seafish Authority
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 10 Min.
What you need:
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12 oysters, shucked, reserving shells
2 oz. unsalted butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 1/4 c. pink champagne or rosé sparkling wine
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped tarragon
salt and black pepper
fresh tarragon leaves, to garnish
What to do:
1. Heat half the butter in a pan. Cook the shallots for 1 min.
2. Add the champagne and any remaining oyster juices, tarragon and seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.
3. Add the oysters to the pan and cook gently for 2 min. Spoon each oyster back into the shell.
4. Increase the heat and whisk the remaining butter into the sauce, a little at a time.
5. Pour the sauce over the oysters, garnish with fresh tarragon and serve as a starter with crusty bread.

Courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority

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