Oysters & Beer Reduction


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Crack open a can of beer – defy the urge to drink it.

Pour the beer in to a saucepan and leave it to simmer at a low heat

You will want the beer to reduce to about half of it’s volume. So leave it alone while we get on with the oysters

You will need to open your oysters and there is a couple of ways to do this. You can steam them for two to three minutes. Alternatively you can shuck them. If you are shucking them always protect your hand. The simplest way of the lot I find is to go in through the hinge of the oysters with a good oyster knife.

Once your oysters are open it’s now time to check back on the beer reduction. Start by adding a table spoon of the dark brown sugar to the reduction. Stir in the sugar until it has dissolved. Continue adding the sugar until you have a syrupy consistency. You are now hot to trot.

Add a teaspoon of the reduction to each oyster and enjoy.

Hint: I put the reduction in to a ziplock bag, cooled it in a bowl of cold water and placed it in the fridge to enjoy on Christmas morning.

You will need:

A box of Achill Oysters
One can of Beer or Stout
Dark brown sugar

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