Oyster Vol-Au-Vent Recipe


Difficulty LevelBit DifficultHealth IndexAverage


For vol-au-vent
 Mushrooms5 Ounce (150 Gram)
 Prawns4 Ounce (100 Gram)
 Double cream60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
 Flour1 Ounce (25 Gram)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon (1 Lemon'S Juice)
 Butter2 1⁄4 Ounce (60 Gram)
 Milk4 Fluid Ounce (120 Milliliter)
 White wine4 Fluid Ounce (120 Milliliter)
 Onion1 , peeled
 Thyme sprig1
 Bay leaf2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2843 Calories from Fat 1202

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 135 g207.2%

Saturated Fat 45.9 g229.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1362.2 mg

Sodium 2596.5 mg108.2%

Total Carbohydrates 154 g51.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.5%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 226 g451.7%

Vitamin A 149.7% Vitamin C 314.2%

Calcium 39% Iron 604.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Thaw and bake the vol-au-vent, if frozen. Open the oysters, pour their juices into a saucepan, and bring to the boil. Blanch the oysters for 1 minute. Strain the cooking juices through a fine sieve. Put the oysters aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 230°C (450°F; gas mark 8).
3. Shell the prawns and put aside. Put the shells of the prawns and the juice of the oysters in a saucepan, together with the white wine, bouquet garni and onion. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve and put aside.
4. Cut the earthy base from the mushrooms and wash under running water. In a saucepan, over a low heat, melt 30 g (1 1/4 oz) butter, add the mushrooms and lemon juice and cook slowly for 15 minutes.
5. In another saucepan, melt the remaining butter, sprinkle in the flour, and stir over a low heat. Then add the milk, a little at a time, together with the reserved stock. Stir with a wooden spoon until it thickens. Remove from the heat and add 60 ml (4 tbls) cream. Stir well, add the oysters, prawns and mushrooms, and heat.
6. Fill the vol-au-vent cases with the mixture and bake for 2 minutes. Serve at once.