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.
As Many Oysters as you can afford
A good pile of flour
A nice skillet and plenty of olive oil.
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.
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.
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.