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Grilled oysters with champagne sabayon and braised leeks Recipe

Hot oysters with braised leeks and a champagne sabayon cooked under the grill.

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  • Preparation  20mins
  • Cooking time  45mins
  • Rest time  0mn
Ingredients ( for people)
  • Hollow shelled oyster(s) no.2 : 18 whole
  • Cockle(s) : 200 g
  • Champagne : 200 ml
  • Water : 200 ml
  • Leek(s) : 3 whole
  • Onion(s) : 0.5 whole
  • Egg yolk(s) : 5 whole
  • Olive oil : 50 ml
  • Fine salt : 6 pinch(es)

  • 1Preheat the oven grill.
  • 2Shuck the oysters and remove from the shells, draining and reserving the liquid from inside the oysters.
    Wash the leeks and cut into thin slices. Peel and finely dice the onion.
  • 3Heat a large cooking pot or saucepan. Add a drizzle of olive and then sweat the leeks with a pinch of salt. Add the liquid from the oysters and cook for 10 minutes.
    Add the chopped onion, the cockles, champagne and the water to a saucepan. Cover and cook over a high heat until the cockles have opened. Drain the juice and then reduce by half. Place a spoonful of leeks in each oyster shell and then place an oyster on top.
  • 4In a bowl over a bain-marie, beat the egg yolks with the shellfish and champagne reduction. Once the mixture starts to thicken, remove from the heat and whisk vigorously.
  • 5Cover each oyster with the sabayon and then cook under the grill for 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Chef's tip

« The leeks can be prepared a day in advance. Prepare the oysters on the day and cook under the grill just before you are ready to serve. »

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