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Chanterelle and Parmesan Oysters

This recipe for chanterelle and parmesan oysters is from "The Hog Island Oyster Cookbook" by Jairemarie Pomo.

  • Servings: 3

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2007


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 6 ounces chanterelle mushrooms, rinsed, drained, patted dry, and cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dozen extra-small (2 to 3 inches long) Pacific oysters, shucked and drained, bottom shells reserved
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. Preheat broiler. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chanterelles and lemon juice and cook, until the chanterelles release their liquid, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley and creme fraiche. Season with pepper.

  2. Scrub reserved oyster shells and dry. Place an oyster in each shell and spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the chanterelle mixture onto each oyster. Sprinkle with cheese. Place oysters in a heatproof dish and broil about 6 inches from heat source until bubbly, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.


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