Oysters and Beurre Blanc in Puff Pastry Shells

Preparation info
  • Makes:

    12 pieces

    (serves: 4 to 6 as a first course)
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Rose's Celebrations

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 1992

  • About

I first ate oysters in beurre blanc at L’Archestrate, a former 3-star Parisian restaurant, and decided it was one of the most exciting and inspired flavor combinations I had ever tasted. When I returned to New York I worked for days to create a recipe with a presentation worthy of its flavor to teach in my hors d’oeuvre class. I discovered that the secret to plump flavorful oysters is not to cook them but merely to heat them essentially in their own liquor. I also discovered that the mos