If you want to think like a chef, it’s important to brush up on your fundamentals—and have fun doing it. There are some skills chefs must have. Watch Cheoff Geoff teach you how to shuck an oyster at home and learn his signature citrus wheat beer mignonette recipe.
Oysters always feel like something you can only order in a restaurant, but if you know how to shuck oysters you can bring that experience home. You will need a shucking knife; you can easily find one online or a restaurant supply store.
On the menu today are Malpeque oysters from Prince Edward Island, Canada. (In the video, I said New Brunswick, but I was wrongs. Oops!) East coast oysters have a briny flavour and will be perfectly complimented by my citrus wheat beer mignonette recipe. Bon Appetit!
CITRUS WHEAT BEER MIGNONETTE
- 1 cup Belgian wheat beer
- ½ orange, segmented and juiced
- 1 fl oz apple cider vinegar
- 6 leaves basil, hand torn
- ½ ts chili flakes
- See the video for orange segment technique: https://youtu.be/LgpdWPGJhKs
- Add the beer to a small pot and reduce by no more than half.
- Allow to cool.
- Rough chop the orange segments, then add to a mixing bowl.
- Squeeze juice from the orange.
- Tear the leaves of basil into the mixture.
- Add the chili flakes.
- Mix well, refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
Yield: 1.5 cups
Shelf life: 5 days.