Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fried Oysters Tony Meola



An actor you've never heard of? No, Tony Meola
is a sound designer whose work you probably know. He created that wonderful
magical sound of the original Lion King. He is currently represented on
Broaday with Wicked. The best way to tell if it's a Tony Meola show (other than reading the playbill) is to look for shows with no visible microphones and wonderfully balanced sound.

He also loves fried oysters so this dish was created with love and respect for Tony.

Ingredients:
As Many Oysters as you can afford
A good pile of flour
Paprika
Turmeric
Salt
Pepper

A nice skillet and plenty of olive oil.

Mix
the seasonings with the flour and don't skimp. We want flavor kids.
Coat the oysters in the flour. Put 'em on a plate on the bottom shelf
of the refrigerator and go do something else for 15 minutes. Coat 'em a
second time. Get the oil in your skilled nice and hot. Carefully place
the oysters in the oil. While they begin to fry prepare the sauce.

Sauce for one dozen oysters:

Honey lime sauce.
Olive oil
4 cloves of finely minced garlic
Juice of one lime
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and Pepper

Soften the garlic in the heated oil then add the lime juice, honey and seasoning.
Once you have browned the oysters on both sides place on a heated platter and drizzle with the sauce.

This is a dish worthy of Tony...and that's a tall order.

**This
is the first year the Tony Awards will have sound design as a major
category. We've all seen the clunky shows with visible mike cords and
unbalanced sound. Maybe this award will raise the standards so that the
hacks don't get the work.

2 comments:

John and Amanda said...

You have gone from vegetables back to decadent and I love it. Those oysters sound amazing.

Tony Meola...if you see this you are leading man handsome!

Karl Wilder, Chef said...

Tony does indeed look like a leading man. Oysters are not exactly decadent but they are delicous.

I should point out that along with the oysters I had a very large serving of vegetables and watermelon.