Miso-Mayo Oyster Gratin

 

Miso-Mayo Oyster Gratin
Serves 4
This is the grand prize winner from this year's annual oyster cook-off!
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Ingredients
  1. 12 Maryland oysters, shucked, shells reserved
  2. 4 tsp. white miso paste
  3. 4 tsp. mayonnaise
  4. 1 Tbsp. mirin
  5. 8 small shiitake mushrooms
  6. 4 tsp. scallions, minced, green parts only
  7. melted butter
  8. crushed red pepper for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. F.
  2. Rinse oysters under cold running water.
  3. Put oysters in a pot of boiling water and blanch for 7-8 seconds. Drain oysters in a colander. Then place on paper towel-liked plate to drain.
  4. In a bowl, mix together miso, mayonnaise and mirin.
  5. Remove stem of each shiitake mushroom. Discard stems. Slice mushrooms thinly.
  6. Spread butter lighly inside of 12 shells and lay on a rimmed baking sheet, open side up. Divide shiitake mushrooms among the shells. Put 1 oysters in each shell on top of mushrooms. Spread miso mixture over each oyster and sprinkle with scallion on top.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
  8. To serve, sprinkle with crushed red pepper over the top.
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