Recipes Champagne oysters

Recipes Champagne oysters

Recipes Champagne oysters

Recipes Champagne oysters Begin your celebration dinner with these fantastic champagne oysters. Champagne oysters

Ingredients

  • 300ml champagne or sparkling white wine
  • 2 green shallots, finely chopped
  • 300ml double cream
  • 18 natural oysters, in the half shell
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives, to serve

Method

  • Step 1 Place the champagne and shallot in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until mixture reduces by half.
  • Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the cream and any juice from the oyster. Season with white pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce reduces by half (you should have about 300ml of sauce).

  • Step 3 Preheat the grill to high. Divide oysters, in their shells, among 6 small gratin dishes. Pour over cream sauce. Place the gratin dishes on a large tray. Cook under grill for 3 minutes or until oysters are golden and sauce bubbles. Cool for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.