Oyster stew "cacciucco" style

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Virgin olive oil
1 medium Red onion; thinly sliced
1 small Carrot; finely chopped
1 Celery rib; thinly sliced
2 Garlic cloves; thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Crushed red chilies
1 cup Dry white wine
1 cup Basic Tomato Sauce; see * Note
2 cups Shucked fresh oysters -; (abt 1 lb)
4 slices Peasant bread; (thk slices)
¼ cup Finely-chopped Italian parsley
Salt; to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste

* Note: See the "Basic Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chilies and saute until light brown and very soft (about 10 to 12 minutes).

Add wine and Basic Tomato Sauce, bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Season oysters with salt and pepper and place into tomato sauce. Over medium heat, bring oysters and sauce to low boil and cook 1 minute. Toast bread on grill and place in 4 separate bowls. Add parsley to oysters, stir, add salt and pepper. Divide oysters and sauce over grilled bread and serve. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5636 broadcast 02-13-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@...

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07-09-1998

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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