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What's Cooking: Mastro's Oysters

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Oyster Preparation

Ingredients:

  • 1 ea Large Oyster
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster Rockefeller Mix
  • 1 tsp Fontina Cheese, shredded (approx. 4 shreds)
  • ¼ tsp Cheese Mix (1/2 parm, ½ romano, grated)


Method:
1.    Shuck oyster, removing any shell pieces.  Remove from membrane.
2.    Place Rockefeller mix on top of oyster, evenly distributing (Make sure to break up mix if clumping).
3.    Repeat steps 1 & 2 for 6 oysters per order. Place on rock salt and cover with plastic wrap.


Oysters Rockefeller Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Bacon, small dice
  • 1 cup Fennel Bulbs, small dice
  • 2 cups Frozen Spinach, thawed (3 lb. boxes)
  • 2 tsp Shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • Iodized Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 oz Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 oz Anisette

Method:
1.    Remove all excessive moisture from spinach by squeezing till very dry.
2.    Sauté diced bacon in the tilt skillet with olive oil until meat begins to crisp. Then add shallots, garlic, and fennel. Continue to stir mix until the fennel becomes limp and translucent.
3.    While constantly stirring, add the cream, and then add spinach mixing well to remove all lumps.
4.    Bring to a simmer, and reduce by 1/3, then add anisette, salt, pepper, and cheese.
5.    Remove from heat, spread onto sheet pans and place in the walk-in to cool.
6.    When fully cooled below 40 degrees, place in a clear container.


Cucumber Sake Mignonette

Ingredients:

  • 1 each European Cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
  • ½ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 oz Sake
  • 3 Tbsp Shallots, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Dill Sprigs, chopped
  • 1 Pinch Sea Salt & Black Pepper

Method:
1.    Mix all ingredients together and spoon over Raw Oyster


Hogwash Sauce

Ingredients for Champagne Mignotte:

  • 1 Cup Champagne (or Sparkling Wine)
  • 1 Cup of Malt Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp Atomic Horseradish
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1 Medium Jalapeno, seeded & diced
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped

Method:
1.    Mix all ingredients together & spoon over Raw Oyster


Watermelon Relish

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Watermelon, seedless, fine diced
  • 2 tsp Mint, Julienned
  • 1 Tbsp Pickled Ginger, Minced
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 Pinch of Sea Salt & Black Pepper

Method:
1.    Mix all ingredients & spoon on top of Raw Oyster

Courtesy:

Mastro's Restaurants - www.mastrosrestaurants.com
Mastro's Steakhouse - 8852 East Pinnacle Peak Road - (480) 585-9500
Mastro's City Hall - 6991 East Camelback Road - (480) 941-4700
Mastro's Ocean Club - 15045 North Kierland Blvd. - (480) 443-8555

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