Oyster Pasta with Herb Sauce  Pasta  325 reads

Oyster Pasta with Herb Sauce

1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup French bread crumbs
1/2 cup plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
32 fresh select oysters, shucked and drained
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
1/4 cup minced shallot
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups heavy whipping cream
16 ounces pappardelle pasta, cooked according to package directions

In the work bowl of a food processor, place parsley, 3 tablespoons oil, and garlic; process until smooth. Set aside.

In a large skillet, cook bread crumbs over medium heat until lightly toasted. Add 2 tablespoons butter; cook until butter is melted and bread crumbs are browned. Remove from skillet; let cool. Stir in pecans and Parmesan. Wipe skillet clean.

In a medium bowl, toss together oysters, flour, and Creole seasoning. Remove excess flour from oysters. Heat 3 tablespoons butter and remaining 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add oysters; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from skillet, and let drain on a wire rack. Wipe skillet clean.

Melt remaining 1/2 cup butter in skillet. Add shallot; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine; cook for 5 minutes. Add cream; cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add parsley mixture; cook for 5 minutes.

Toss mixture with cooked pasta. Divide among 8 serving plates. Top with oysters, and sprinkle with bread crumbs mixture. Serve immediately.

serves 8

Rating 2.78/5
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