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Oyster And Vegetable Salad

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Virginia oysters are famous for their good taste, as is Virginia spinach. Chef John Maxwell combines both for a terrific treat.
Ingredients
For the dressing
  Crisp bacon 2 Ounce, diced
  Shallots 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Apple cider vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon, dissolved in 3 tbsp chicken stock
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
For the oysters
  Oyster 10
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt and pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
For the salad
  Spinach leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), washed and dried
  Mushroom 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sliced
  Bacon strips 8 , cooked and chopped
  Asparagus 6 , peeled, trimmed and blanched
  Eggs 4 Large, hard boiled, peeled and diced
  Red onion 1⁄2 Large, sliced into thin rings
  Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into wedges
Directions

MAKING
1. For the bacon dressing: In a saute pan on medium high, saute the garlic and onions until soft.
2. Pour in the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves.
3. Add the cornstarch slurry and mix well. Cook this until the sauce thickens.
4. Stirring continuously, pour in the chicken stock and cook for about 2 minutes. Switch off the heat, let it cool for few minutes.
5. Stir in the dijon mustard and mix until well combined and set aside.
6. For the oysters: In a bowl, add and combine flour, salt and pepper to taste for the dredging.
7. Take the oysters one at a time and coat it well with the flour mixture. Repeat this step for the oysters and set aside.
8. In a wide bottomed pan, melt butter and pan fry the flour coated oysters and fry on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

SERVING
9. In a serving plate, combine all the vegetables and bacon strips for the salad and place the pan fried oysters on it. Serve hot drizzled with the bacon dressing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Do you want to prepare a simple and easy recipe using oysters? Join Chef John Maxwell in this video as he combines crispy fried oysters and spinach with a sweet and sour dressing for a terrific treat. Surely this outstanding video is a must watch!

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