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Old 09-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #61
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we finally got an oyster bar in town. It's called the Bubbly mermaid and so far the oysters and drinks have been very, very good but at $3 an oyster (more for any prepared) and $7 - $12 a drink it gets expensive fast. I'd still rather go get my own.
the upcharge for transport to alaska has to be a killer, though king crab legs must me amazingly low


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the upcharge for transport to alaska has to be a killer, though king crab legs must me amazingly low
Yes, talked with the owner, Apollo, very nice guy. He gets his oysters locally and shipped in from Oregon, Washington and a couple other places.
When my oldest son, Joe, was travelling doing construction we used to get King and Snow crab for free when he was on site. On his best trip he brought home a bushel of fresh Bering Sea Scallops, about a bushel and a half Snow Crab, 1/4 Caribou, 2 big Sheefish filets and a half pound of muktuk.
He would usually meet the fishermen at the docks or the bar in a wet village and offer free remodel/construction labor in trade for fresh seafood and whatever.
If we buy the crab legs in the store, we still pay $15 or $16/pound minimum.


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Down here, they say that oysters are only good in months with an "R" in them. Those harvested in Ray, Rune, Jury, and Aurgust just don't taste the same.
Actually you got dat ass backwards...you ain't suppose to harvest 'em if the month has an R in it...I'm a coonass, I should know..originally from Houma, LA.

And hell no on the stout...Drink an Abita TurboDog or Amber, that goes great with Oysters
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Actually you got dat ass backwards...you ain't suppose to harvest 'em if the month has an R in it...I'm a coonass, I should know..originally from Houma, LA.

And hell no on the stout...Drink an Abita TurboDog or Amber, that goes great with Oysters
You've been gone from Louisiana for too long.
I live on the gulf coast and I've heard my whole life only to eat oysters harvested in months with an R.
Although it really doesn't need to be strictly adhered to now days, the saying is definitely "only eat oysters in months with an r."
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Question: Why buy oysters in months with the letter "r"?

Why is it advised to only buy oysters in months spelled with the letter "r"?

Answer: The old guideline was to eat oysters only in months that are spelled using the letter "R." This came from the days before refrigeration when oysters could quickly spoil.

However, there is another good reason to stick to fall, winter, and spring for your oyster forays, particularly when eating raw oysters. Oysters spawn in the warm summer months, usually May through August, although natural Gulfwater oysters can spawn year-round due to the warm waters. Spawning causes them to become fatty, watery, soft, and less flavorful instead of having the more desirable lean, firm texture and bright seafood flavor of those harvested in cooler, non-spawning months.

This being said, you can still find good oysters in spring and summer, usually imported from cooler waters or from farms.

A new genetic procedure being used by some commercial oyster farms renders farm-raised oysters sterile, so they don't spawn at all, thus making prime oysters available year-round.
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Baked Oysters McClellanville are the Best!

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It is funny to read these kind of post. Living on the coast you forget how fortunate you are to have fresh seafood. I've never ate a frozen oyster, we go down to the dock and pick them up by the gross.
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Time for oyster stouts obviously.

as far as cooking them goes. i enjoy getting a steel grate, setting it about a foot over a low burning fire (coal or wood flavor is up to you), as soon as the shell pops open i pop a knife in there and scoop the suckers out and drop them into some melted garlic butter. serve with hot sauce to taste.
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as far as cooking them goes. i enjoy getting a steel grate, setting it about a foot over a low burning fire (coal or wood flavor is up to you), as soon as the shell pops open i pop a knife in there and scoop the suckers out and drop them into some melted garlic butter. serve with hot sauce to taste.
That sounds good! I'll have to try that.
And of course serve them with one of these.


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You've been gone from Louisiana for too long.
I live on the gulf coast and I've heard my whole life only to eat oysters harvested in months with an R.
Although it really doesn't need to be strictly adhered to now days, the saying is definitely "only eat oysters in months with an r."
No we said that cause that's the best month's to enjoy an ice Cold beer with and the fishing is usually the best except for 2 months with an R; October and November, best fishing months of the whole YEAR for Redfish and Speckled Trout !! LOL !!

Actually the summer also has higher Algal blooms due to the warmer water of the Gulf, but we also tended to stay away from Oysters during May/June depending on how much ice melt was flooding the MS River, which would effect only certain areas due to the silting. Important to know the source of your oysters.


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