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Barbecued Oysters on Spinach-Red Onion Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Makes 4 Servings
*20 large fresh oysters
*Mansion Barbecue Spice Mix
*1 cup all-purpose flour
*1 cup canola oil
*Spinach-Red Onion Salad
*Blue cheese dressing
1Shuck oysters and drain liquid. Combine Mansion Barbecue Spice Mix and flour. Dredge oysters in mixture. Shake off excess.
2Heat 1/4 cup oil in a small saute pan over medium heat. Fry oysters, five at a time, for 1 minute per side until golden. Wipe pan and use fresh oil for each batch. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm.
3On each of four salad plates, arrange five small mounds of Spinach-Red Onion Salad, allowing about 2 tablespoons per mound, around the outside of each plate. Drizzle blue cheese dressing in the center of each plate. Place an oyster on each mound of spinach. Serve immediately.
Chef Dean Fearing, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX