Oysters from Rousseau's, warmed with curry and cumin

A secret and emblematic recipe of the Maison Anne de Bretagne. A gastronomic composition created nearly 20 years ago by Philippe Vételé which highlights the flavours of the oyster.



for 4 people

  • Oyster n°3 : 4 pieces
Curry / cumin sauce
  • Carrot: 25 g
  • Celery stalk: 25 g
  • Shallots: 50 g
  • White wine: 50 cl
  • Fish stock: 40 cl
  • Liquid cream: 50 cl
  • Curry
  • Cumin
  • Coarse salt


The day of the meal

Curry sauce
  • Chop the carrots, celery and shallots.
  • Put everything in a saucepan with the white wine and reduce by half.
  • Add the stock and oyster juice and reduce by half.
  • Add the cream, curry powder and cumin and reduce to a smooth consistency.
  • Carefully open the oysters, keep the juice and the shells.
  • Carefully filter the juice from the oysters.
  • Clean the shells and place them on coarse salt.


  • Cut the oysters in half lengthwise to facilitate tasting.
  • Carefully put the oysters back into their shells.
  • Let it cool for 1 minute in the oven.
  • Carefully add the hot curry / cumin sauce, you can emulsify the sauce with a hand blender.


Chef's secrets

Quality oysters and fresh ingredients are essential for a perfect recipe. Make the sauce just a few hours before the meal and banish the refrigerator.


For oysters

Marcel Rousseau - oyster farmer

La Louippe, 85230 Bouin
Tel: 02 51 49 34 87
You can find their products at the market:
Thursday - Pornic
Saturday - Marché des Terroirs in Pornic
Sunday - Pornic
Sunday - Saint-Père-en-Retz

For vegetables

Philippe & Isabelle Sire - market gardeners

The products of the Sire family are available directly from them or at the market in Tharon-Plage on Saturday mornings
Tel: 02 51 74 08 05
23, La Maraicherie, 44210 Pornic

For salt

The Millac Salt Works

Emmanuel Violleau
Chemin des Jaunais
44760 Les Moutiers en Retz
Tel: 06 11 23 87 75
E-mail : emnat@salines-de-millac.com
Direct sales at La Salorge all year round from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm or on the online shop: https://www.salinesdemillac.com/

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