Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Champagne, Fried Oyster Tostados, and New Art
We acquired a new painting this weekend. It is titled "Woodlawn #5" by William Quinn. It was painted in 1979 by Mr. Quinn when he was a professor of art at Washington University. He now resides and paints in Europe. It is a compelling canvas in the post expressionist style with gorgeous explosive colors. We opened a bottle of sparkling wine and nibbled on oyster tostados as we got acquainted and decided to fall in love with each other.
Corn tortillas, cut into canape size, crisped in hot oil and lightly salted.
Remoulade slaw made with green and red cabbage dressed with remoulade dressing.
Oysters dredged in cornmeal and flour and fried until brown and crispy.
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/2 cup creole mustard
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 garlic clove
1 scallion
1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Puree everything in the food processor.
Use some to dress the slaw, and reserve some to spoon on top of the oysters.
Garnish with sliced scallion and cilantro.

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