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lots and cut into julienne strips, then
into 1/8-inch dice. Plunge the diced
shallots into boiling salted water,
then into a salted ice bath. Drain on a
paper towel.
Combine the shallots, Champagne vinegar and ground black
pepper. Provide each person with
a demitasse spoon to put that precise amount on each oyster. Makes
enough for 48 oysters; serves 4.
This Oyster Casserole could be
made in four small ramekins, placing six oysters in each one in a single
layer and dividing the crumbs and
cream mixture evenly among the
dishes. The smaller dishes will require shorter cooking time, so watch
carefully so that the crumbs don't get
too brown. Either way, the oysters
will be warm through but still plump
and juicy.

Oyster Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain the oysters, reserving the liquor
for another purpose, and dry on paper towels.
Crush about 2 sleeves of rich,
buttery crackers in a food processor
or blender. Measure out 2 cups and
reserve.
Using some of the butter, grease
a small oval casserole; set aside.
In a medium frying pan, melt a
tablespoon of the butter. Sauté the
shallot, scallions and minced red onion, stirring frequently. When these
are soft, add garlic; continue stirring
often. When the garlic is soft, add
heavy cream, herbs and lemon juice.
Cook, stirring, to reduce the liquid
a bit. Season to taste with freshly

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1 pint oysters (about 2 dozen)
2 cups cracker crumbs (rich, buttery
crackers, such as Ritz crackers)
3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 small or 1 large shallot, peeled, diced
2 scallions (green onions), trimmed, minced
1/4 cup minced red onion
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup minced fresh mixed herbs: Italian
parsley, oregano, chives, thyme
Juice of 1 lemon
Freshly ground pepper
Sriracha sauce, to taste

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ground pepper and Sriracha.
Cover the bottom of the buttered
casserole dish with cracker crumbs;
lay half the oysters on top. Pour on
half the cream mixture. Cover with
more cracker crumbs. Dot with butter. Layer on the remaining oysters,
pour on remaining cream mixture
and cover with the remaining cracker
crumbs. Dot with butter.
Bake the casserole for about
45 minutes or until the crumbs are
brown. Serves 4 as an appetizer or 2
as a main dish with a salad.
Oyster stews were very popular
in the 19th century, appearing on
many a presidential inaugural dinner
menu. Crusty French bread makes a
nice accompaniment.

Oyster Stew
1 pint oysters (about 2 dozen)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup minced shallot (about 1 large shallot)
1/4 cup minced celery
1 clove garlic, peeled, minced
4 cups seafood stock (such as More Than
Gourmet, made by dissolving the base in
4 cups boiling water)
1-1/2 cups chopped white or Yukon Gold potatoes, or more if you want a thicker soup
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup snipped chives, or to taste

Drain the oysters, reserving the
liquor. Place the oysters in the refrigerator while making the soup.
In a 2-quart saucepan placed
over medium heat, melt butter and
sauté the shallot and celery just until
soft. As these soften, add garlic and
continue to cook, stirring, so they do
not brown.
Add seafood stock to the vegetables in the pan. Add reserved oyster liquor. Bring to a simmer and add
chopped potatoes. Cover with a lid
and simmer until potatoes are softened.
Purée the soup in batches in a
blender or food processor. Return
soup to the pan and add the cream
and reserved oysters. Simmer just until the oysters curl. Add in the chives.
Serve in heated bowls with crusty
French bread. Serves 4.
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