oysters, champagne, rose, poppy

February 14, 2008 9:38:26 AM PST
Yield- 6
  • 6 oysters
  • 1/2 bottle (360 ml) Champagne
  • 6 rose petals, pesticide free
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 cup Kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • For the Oysters-

    1. Shuck oysters and set aside (reserving the shells and oyster liquor).

    2. In a 1-quart saucepot, warm champagne and oyster liquor to a simmer.

    3. Gently poach oysters in liquid for 30 seconds and set aside.

    For the Rose Petals-

    1. Using a paintbrush, apply egg whites to rose petals and let drip.

    2. Lightly dust rose petals with powdered sugar and set aside to dry.

    To Finish-

    1. Mix water and kosher salt and place a small scoop on center of plate.

    2. Place oyster shell on top of salt mixture.

    3. Fill oyster shell with poached oyster, rose petal, and a sprinkle of the poppy seeds.

    4. Spoon some of the poaching liquid around the oyster and into the shell.

    5. Enjoy!