Oysters Sauteed in Cumin
This is one of those recipes in which the sum is much greater than the parts. Although it is simple to prepare, the combination of wine, cumin, and a touch of soy sauce results in a captivating, complex flavor. Serve this a la minute dish from its saute pan or skillet, and accompany with French bread to catch the pan sauce.
- Unsalted Butter - 2 tablespoons
- Mushrooms - 8
- Garlic Cloves - 2, minced
- Oysters - 16, removed from shells; shells cleaned and reserved
- Dry white wine - 1/2 cup
- Ground Cumin - 1 teaspoon
- Soy Sauce - 1/2 teaspoon
In a saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and saute the mushrooms and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the oysters and saute for 3 minutes. Add the oysters and saute for 3 minutes. Add the wine, cumin, and soy sauce and simmer for 1 minute.
To serve: Place the oysters back in their shells. Arrange on four small plates and serve with extra pan sauce.