Oysters

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    Mar 12, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    I bought some raw oysters already off the shell in a container. So for dinner this evening, I melted some butter and oil, sauteed onions and cooked the oysters with them. I also made a salad with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chopped up green and black olives, and blue cheese dressing I made myself. Also made a side dish of amaranth, black rice, and quinoa.

    It's all good tasting....

    Does anyone else like oysters(cooked or raw)? I just, at my age, starting eating them. I will not eat them raw though. There is even a "warning" on the container about the potential for eating uncooked food. They are supposed to be an aphrodisiac and good for nourishing the prostate gland.

    I love clam sauce so I thought it was time to give oysters a try... and for good reason too (schwing!)
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    Mar 12, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    I absolutely love oysters any way they are prepared.
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    Mar 12, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    Um, can I come over for dinner?!

    But in all seriousness, I love oysters. I tried them a few years ago on Spring Break in Florida and fell in love. I will eat them any way they come. I have had raw, steamed, even jalapeno cheddar. All delicious!

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    Mar 12, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    bleeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh
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    Mar 12, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    KSUOWL saidUm, can I come over for dinner?!



    or you could wait until after dinner-

    bikerideguy saidThey are supposed to be an aphrodisiac
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    Mar 12, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    The oyster as aphrodisiac trope is blown way out of proportion. But they are quite yummy. I enjoy anything out of a shell.
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    Mar 13, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    cold saidLiving in Australia, we often have cold meats and seafood during the holidays. I had oysters kilpatrick for the first time at Christmas. Delicious.
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    Looks great. that looks fantastic. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 13, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    They have 513% the DV of zinc in 6 medium oysters. Zinc is involved in sperm production. I wonder if you eat enough of them you'll get diarrhea, because I used to supplement zinc as a vegetarian, and it just gave me diarrhea. I'd imagine the kind in oysters isn't ionic zinc and is chelated to amino acids...making you absorb more. I couldn't find any valid information about people eating oysters everyday and any effects of it. Of course, we'll be getting anecdotal evidence.
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    Mar 13, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    They are awesome for sure, we just had an "Oyster dinner" at my church this past week. I've always been a fan of "Oyster stew" as well.

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    Mar 13, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    It isn't at all unusual for people to eat a dozen oyse=ters on the half shell as an appetizer and I have never heard of problems from that.

    I like them with soda crackers and a little lemon. Nice to have a good glass of whiskey alongside. The French prefer a very dry white wine, Entre deux mers.

    They are wonderful baked into dressing and even in oyster stew, which is really just milk, salted and buttered and used as a poaching liquid.

    Damn they're good!
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    Mar 13, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    I'm a big Oyster fan sprinkled w/ Kosher salt, a dab of hot sauce, worcestershire sauce or fresh squeezed lemon. I've also had them baked topped w/ spinach and goat cheese...YUM!
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    Mar 13, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    cold saidLiving in Australia, we often have cold meats and seafood during the holidays. I had oysters kilpatrick for the first time at Christmas. Delicious.
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    Do I see....bacon!?
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    I think it's some sort of ham though
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    Mar 13, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidHaving grown up in New Orleans, I used to get deep fried Oyster Po-Boys.
    I also used to go and get a dozen on the half shell with beer when I lived there at either Acme Oyster House or Felix's.

    After being spolied with fresh seafood, I don't trust much anymore. Every now and then I get a can of smoked Oysters...


    Acme's Oyster House - LOVED that place when I visited NOLA last year!
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    Mar 13, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    cold saidLiving in Australia, we often have cold meats and seafood during the holidays. I had oysters kilpatrick for the first time at Christmas. Delicious.
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    Do I see....bacon!?
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    I think it's some sort of ham though


    this made me laugh for an unnecessarily long amount of time ahahaha

    I'd totally do that though if I saw them in the window of a shop
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    Mar 13, 2011 7:03 AM GMT
    bikerideguy saidI bought some raw oysters already off the shell in a container. So for dinner this evening, I melted some butter and oil, sauteed onions and cooked the oysters with them. I also made a salad with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chopped up green and black olives, and blue cheese dressing I made myself. Also made a side dish of amaranth, black rice, and quinoa.

    It's all good tasting....

    Does anyone else like oysters(cooked or raw)? I just, at my age, starting eating them. I will not eat them raw though. There is even a "warning" on the container about the potential for eating uncooked food. They are supposed to be an aphrodisiac and good for nourishing the prostate gland.

    I love clam sauce so I thought it was time to give oysters a try... and for good reason too (schwing!)


    You have to try them raw, on the half shell, some lemon juice and maybe some cocktail sauce..................oh, man........addictive........icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 13, 2011 7:09 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidHaving grown up in New Orleans, I used to get deep fried Oyster Po-Boys.
    I also used to go and get a dozen on the half shell with beer when I lived there at either Acme Oyster House or Felix's.

    After being spolied with fresh seafood, I don't trust much anymore. Every now and then I get a can of smoked Oysters...


    Not even in the same ballpark.....come on man, I'll spring for a dozen.....icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 13, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
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    bikerideguy saidI bought some raw oysters already off the shell in a container. So for dinner this evening, I melted some butter and oil, sauteed onions and cooked the oysters with them. I also made a salad with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chopped up green and black olives, and blue cheese dressing I made myself. Also made a side dish of amaranth, black rice, and quinoa.

    It's all good tasting....

    Does anyone else like oysters(cooked or raw)? I just, at my age, starting eating them. I will not eat them raw though. There is even a "warning" on the container about the potential for eating uncooked food. They are supposed to be an aphrodisiac and good for nourishing the prostate gland.

    I love clam sauce so I thought it was time to give oysters a try... and for good reason too (schwing!)


    You have to try them raw, on the half shell, some lemon juice and maybe some cocktail sauce..................oh, man........addictive........icon_wink.gif


    I def will. I read that as long as the shells are closed when fresh then they are safe to eat. It's the ones that open that should be discarded.

    I just need to find a good restaurant that has them fresh. Hopefully find a pearl in one too.
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    Mar 13, 2011 11:37 AM GMT
    I hate them. I think it's really bad how they don't tell you you're running low on cash/should top up, and then charge you a fortune for going a couple of pence over your limit.

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    Mar 13, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
    You do know what oysters are, don't you; what role they play in the ecosystem? There's nothing like eating shit on the half-shell. Today, I find the oysters from the Gulf area are particularly delicious; shit and oil mixed with Corexit ... mmm.

    I used to eat oysters and clams until there was a scare in my hometown from a tainted batch (8 people became quite ill). The same happened to two friends in Manhattan. So, nah, I'll pass, thank you.
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    Mar 13, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    bikerideguy said...Hopefully find a pearl in one too.


    Hahaha, no, you actually don't want to do that. icon_biggrin.gif There's nothing worse than chowing down on a succulent raw oyster and chippin' a tooth on some pearl-in-the-making. icon_lol.gif

    All shellfish should be alive when you buy them (in my mind...in order to be 'fresh'). Clams, oysters, quahogs, mussels, etc are often 'stored' for a time in (salted) water with a bit of oatmeal in it (at least that's how we used to do it on PEI). This gives the bivalve a chance to expel any sand and grit it might have intaken while....well, in the sand, lol....sort of a douche for shellfish, if you will, hahaha. icon_lol.gif

    Even in Ohio icon_smile.gif , I'll bet you've got some great fish shops that import live shelffish. Ideally, get someone to show you how to shuck them (remove half the shell) because there's a massive muscle inside (just like a scallop) keeping the shell closed (remember, they're still alive) and it gives way suddenly...it's really easy to slice the shit out of your hand with the shucking knife if you don't know what you're doing.

    The fresher they are (afterall, they can still be "alive" but days old and --ehhem-- "not at their best") the less you'll need (or want!) something like a seafood sauce....that sauce just over powers the delicate flavour and juices of the oyster.

    Enjoy! They are a real treat.....mmmm....wish I had a dozen right now. icon_lol.gif


    ... I like that line that I highlighted in red. More reason to eat them. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 13, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    This post made me cry... I lost a little brother who was so talented that he performed on the studio version of BLINK182's first album... I lost him to heroine. He died in 2006 and I use to love how he called LOBSTER bugs of the ocean and all the rest of the good things in life he called "OYSTER". I miss him so deeply sometimes because he was the most influential kid I will ever know...
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    Mar 13, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    UPRYTE saidThis post made me cry... I lost a little brother who was so talented that he performed on the studio version of BLINK182's first album... I lost him to heroine. He died in 2006 and I use to love how he called LOBSTER bugs of the ocean and all the rest of the good things in life he called "OYSTER". I miss him so deeply sometimes because he was the most influential kid I will ever know...


    Sorry to read that about your brother. I like how he called good things in life OYSTER. That is nice. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 13, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
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    UPRYTE saidThis post made me cry... I lost a little brother who was so talented that he performed on the studio version of BLINK182's first album... I lost him to heroine. He died in 2006 and I use to love how he called LOBSTER bugs of the ocean and all the rest of the good things in life he called "OYSTER". I miss him so deeply sometimes because he was the most influential kid I will ever know...


    Sorry to read that about your brother. I like how he called good things in life OYSTER. That is nice. icon_biggrin.gif


    Thanks bud... I still feel him inside my mind, inside my songs, inside my memory and he will someday join the world again as the beautiful kid he was!!!!