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Oysters Midas

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  Oysters on the half shell 24 (Fresh)
  Oyster liquid/Clam broth 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Champagne/Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shallots 2 Large, minced to make 2 tablespoons
  Ground red pepper 1 Pinch
  Creme fraiche 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For hollandaise sauce
  Egg yolks 3
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks, Sizzling Hot)
  Watercress 1 Bunch (100 gm), stems trimmed

Combine oysters, their liquid or clam broth, Champagne or dry white wine in saucepan over medium heat and cook only until oysters are plumped; do not boil.
Remove oysters with slotted spoon and set aside.
Add shallot and ground red pepper to saucepan and boil until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup.
Strain out shallot.
Stir in creme fraiche and cook vigorously until mixture measures 1/2 cup.
Set aside this reduction and keep hot for flavoring hollandaise sauce.
For hollandaise sauce: Combine egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and pepper in food processor or blender.
With machine running, drizzle hot butter into yolks.
(Hollandaise will thicken as butter is slowly added.
Reheat butter if it cools.) With machine running, slowly add hot reduction and mix well.
Taste and adjust seasoning (oysters tend to require a generous amount).
Preheat broiler.
Place a few watercress leaves in each oyster shell.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of sauce into bottom.
Top with oyster and spoon additional sauce over oysters.
Broil 6 inches from heat source until sauce is browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning.
Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3056 Calories from Fat 2122

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 240 g369.3%

Saturated Fat 126 g630%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1632.7 mg544.2%

Sodium 2812.1 mg117.2%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 129 g257.3%

Vitamin A 269.2% Vitamin C 249.7%

Calcium 35.6% Iron 351.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Oysters Midas Recipe