Oysters Au Gratin With Anchovies And Capers From Pantella

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Oysters Au Gratin With Anchovices And Capers

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 4

Oysters Au Gratin With Anchovices And Capers – The taste of sea.

There really nothing like indulging in the world of seafood. That lovely salty tone of the anchovy is more a suggestion of the ocean before you even bite into the oyster, while the richness of the capers, the heat of the garlic and the crispness of the cheese dance around your tastebuds while you tuck in.

Add some fresh parsley for color and vibrancy and you’ve got quite the dish on your hands.

Pro Tip: Use smoked salt instead of kosher salt to bring another layer of flavor to the party.

Oysters Au Gratin With Anchovices And Capers From Pantella: The Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 fresh oysters
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 10g capers in salt brine
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 spring fresh thyme
  • 1 spring of fresh marjoram
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 130g breadcrumbs
  • 20g Grana Padano PDO (grated)

The Method:

  1. Place the blade of a sturdy knife between halves of your oyster shells
  2. Twist your knife to pry oyster open
  3. Drain water from the oyster into a bowl
  4. Set oysters aside (removing the shell with no muscle in it)
  5. Finely chop herbs
  6. Set aside
  7. Add breadcrumbs, vegetable stock, oyster water, garlic and cheese into a blender
  8. Blend until you get a fine consistency
  9. Drain anchovies (not necessary if using from a jar)
  10. Chop anchovies
  11. Remove breaded mixture from blender
  12. Add capers into mixture in a bowel
  13. Add anchovies and capers into mixture
  14. Zest lemon into the bowl
  15. Mix well
  16. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  17. Place a ring of aluminum foil under each oyster (to keep it stable while cooking)
  18. Cover oysters with mixture
  19. Sprinkle oil over oysters
  20. Bake at 250c (480f) for 10 minutes
  21. Finish under grill (or broiler) to crisp up the cheese
  22. Remove
  23. Serve Oysters Au Gratin With Anchovices And Capers

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