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Old 03-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Oysters.. who loves 'em?

Searched but can't find any threads on oysters. Who loves 'em.. how do you eat them.

Myself.. I love grabbing a dozen from the market, and shucking them, and eating them with no sauces or anything, save a little lemon juice or hot sauce. Goes great with homebrew!

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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I like to get 'em fresh off the beach, but where I live you can get fresh Hood Canal oysters anywhere. I like 'em with a little lemon juice and/or garlic butter. I also like 'em breaded, fried and served with a little homemade tarter sauce.

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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I love oysters! I really prefer the west coast variates but had some really good one from Texas a few months ago. I don't eat them often (Wisconsin isn't exact a big oyster producer), but I love them when I can get them.

i prefer half shell, with hot sauce on a couple. I'm not big on the lemon.

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I thought they were just OK because for the longest time I got them steamed. Then many moons ago I was at Mardi Gras and was talked into trying them raw (hooray beer) and discovered that for me, they're way better raw. Milder, better flavor imo (which is the opposite of what I expected).

But I still eat 'em like a noob, on a cracker with cocktail sauce (extra horseradish preferred but Tabasco will do).

Apparently, oysters were way more popular a long time ago in this country (and way more prevalent). Like, hugely popular. I guess people loved them so much they ate 'em all.

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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Yeah, when most kids will choose a hot dog over a medium rare ribeye, things like oysters fall in popularity just a bit

Damn, I want some NOW. Look what you have done.

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:24 PM   #6
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I love em any way I can get em......

My first choice is raw with a drop of Tabasco and a bit of horse radish...second choice would be freshly shucked, rolled in cracker crumbs and then flash fried.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #7
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On the halfshell (and by the bucketful) with a touch of lemon & plenty of great beer!

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If you're going to have them cooked in the shell, nothing beats the barbeque.

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Oysters. Did I hear Oysters! Love those little buggers any way and every way. Cheers!!!

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Pacific Northwest Oysters for sure! I love them raw with just a few drops of lemon, or the way my local sushi joint serves them up really nice with some light soy and a few other little bits of goodness.

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