Chilled Oysters on the Half Shell with Watermelon Mignonette Recipe
Recipe created by Curtis Stone
January 18, 2011
Is there a better meal on the beach than fresh seafood? For Oprah's Australian barbecue on Queensland's Whitehaven beach, superstar Australian chef Curtis Stone serves up oysters with a watermelon-based sauce. Get all of the recipes from this "barbie."
Servings: Serves 3
- 12 oysters , shucked
- 1/2 cup watermelon juice
- 1/2 cup champagne vinegar
- 1 cup champagne
- 1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
- 1/4 cup peeled, seeded and small diced cucumber
- 1/4 cup brunoise shallots
- 1 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. tarragon , chopped fine
To make the mignonette, combine the watermelon juice, champagne vinegar, champagne, horseradish, cucumber, shallots and black pepper in a bowl. Mix until they are completely incorporated. If possible, allow the mignonette to rest overnight in the refrigerator.
Fill a medium-sized bowl with crushed ice, then place the oysters in a circle around the inside of the bowl.
Mix the mignonette well. Serve a tablespoon of the sauce into each oyster. Garnish with chopped tarragon.
Printed from Oprah.com on March 8, 2014
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