OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER BENEDICT

Ingredients Weight Measure
Oysters, shucked 8 ea.
Plum tomatoes, cut in half, de-seeded 8 halves
TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce 1/4 cup
Wild spinach, chopped 6 oz.
Shallot, minced 2 Tbsp.
Heavy cream 1/4 cup
Pernod 2 Tbsp.
Poached eggs 8 ea.
Hollandaise sauce 1/4 cup
Buttermilk 1/4 cup
Panko breadcrumbs 2/3 cup
Vegetable oil 2 cups
Olive oil 1 Tbsp.

Method

  1. Place the shucked, clean oysters into the buttermilk.
  2. In a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and shallots. Cook for 3 minutes until clear.
  3. Add the chopped spinach; cook for 1 minute until fully wilted. Add the Pernod, cook for 1 minute. Add the heavy cream, cook over medium heat until cream is 80% evaporated, 3-5 minutes, then add 2Tbsp. TABASCO® Sauce.
  4. In a 4 qt. sauce pan add the 2 cups of vegetable oil and heat to 325°F.
  5. Remove the oysters from the buttermilk shaking off any excess liquid and lay in the panko breadcrumbs.
  6. When the oil is at temp, fry the osyters until the panko is golden brown, approximately 25-45 seconds.
  7. Lay 2 tomato halves on a plate, fill the cavity with creamed spinach, lay 1 poached egg over spinach, spoon 1Tbsp. TABASCO® hollandaise over egg, and place 1 fried oyster on top of hollandaise.

Yield: 4 servings