Poached Oysters with Caviar & Champagne Sauce

Oysters and  caviar are both considered to be aphrodisiacs; combine the two and these are sure to pack a punch ! These oysters are drizzled with a champagne sauce to even further enhance the dish. You can use any black caviar you prefer but we suggest Karat Russian Osetra.

Oysters with black cavair  

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh Oysters in their shells
  • 10 fl oz. fish stock
  • 10 fl. oz dry Champagne
  • 2 tbsp. Creme Fraiche or Double Cream
  • 2 oz. diced butter
  • 4 oz. Karat Russian Osetra Caviar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Wash the oysters and open them with a short sharp knife over a bowl, retaining the liquid from the shells. Cut the muscle and remove the oysters, stand up in a sieve over a bowl. Keep the shells apart and wash them thoroughly.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the oyster juice, fish stock, Champagne and seasoning briskly to a boil and allow the sauce to reduce. Stir in two tablespoons of creme fraiche or double cream until boiling, then add the oysters for one minute. Remove the oysters with a slotted spoon to keep warm.
  3. Strain, return to saucepan and return to a boil. Remove sauce from heat, whisk in diced butter until smooth and then add a glass of champagne and whisk again to lighten the sauce.
  4. On a warm serving dish, spread a generous layer of rock salt. Place half the shells onto it and place an oyster in each: spoon on the sauce and top each oyster with a teaspoon of caviar.

  Serves 4  -   Serve with a brute Champagne and Enjoy !  

Inspired by caviar.us