An Oyster Life (Blog)

Life on the Half Shell: How to Recycle Your Oyster Shells

Life on the Half Shell: How to Recycle Your Oyster Shells

Oysters are truly a miracle food. Not only are they delicious, they’re also high in zinc and protein. They have numerous ecological benefits, and they continue giving after they’ve been shucked and slurped. Saving and recycling your oyster shells is a great way to maximize their value and benefit the soil and critters in your region.  Save the Soil Adding oyster shells to your mulch in late Spring and early Summer can give you garden a big boost. Oyster shells have high amounts of calcium which can balance soil pH levels. They also help strengthen plant cell walls, improve nitrate...

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Shuck N’ Slide: The Ultimate Fried Oyster Slider

Shuck N’ Slide: The Ultimate Fried Oyster Slider

Earlier this month, we joined Chef Tim Bereika of Kitchen & Craft in his kitchen to create the ultimate fried oyster slider. Made with our Wandering Waders Premium Jarred Oysters, this delicious delicacy comes together quickly and without all the muss and fuss involved with using shelled oysters. Get the recipe below! OYSTER BREADING Makes a little over 3 Cups of breading Wondra Flour, 1 3/4 Cup or 10 oz. Cornmeal, 1 1/4 Cup or 7.5 oz. Baking Powder, 1 Tbsp. or 1/2 oz. Sea Salt, 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. or 2/3 oz. Black Pepper, 1/2 tsp. Mix all...

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What the F#ck is a Pea crab?

What the F#ck is a Pea crab?

Chances are, if you’re an oyster lover you’ve come across a pea crab or two in your day. But, to the oyster newbie these little ocean treats can be an unexpected surprise. In reality, the pea crab is a rare delicacy that many people are unfamiliar with. Meet the Pea Crab Pea crabs (Pinnotheres Ostreum) or oyster crabs (Zaops ostreus) are soft bodied crabs that live in bivalves like oysters and mussels. They’re kleptoparasites meaning they seal food from hosts to survive. Both varieties behave similarly and are generally referred to as pea crabs. They live inside the oyster’s gills,...

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It’s Shuckin’ Love: Recipes for the White Stone Valentines Oyster Kit

It’s Shuckin’ Love: Recipes for the White Stone Valentines Oyster Kit

Happy Valentine’s Day! Our romantic Valentine’s oyster kit is the perfect way to show your partner they’re the oyster of your eye. Below are two recipes meant to be used with our kit. If you didn’t purchase the kit but still want to try the recipes, don’t worry. We’ve included ingredients lists for each. Champagne Mignonette Ingredients: 1 shallot, minced ½ cup Champagne vinegar 2 Tbsp. Champagne or sparkling wine ½ Tsp. ground black pepper White Stone Oysters (Shucked on the half shell or jarred) Steps: Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until well mixed. Cover and chill...

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Our Savory & Stewpendous Recipe for Oyster Stew

Our Savory & Stewpendous Recipe for Oyster Stew

Oyster stew is a hearty, delicious and easy meal perfect for dreary winter days. Like fried chicken and BBQ, oyster stew recipes vary greatly by region. It’s also a traditional dish for Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving dating back to the 19th century. When early settlers arrived, they were greeted by an exploding oyster population. They were so ubiquitous in fact, that 700 million oysters were harvested in 1880 alone. As they became more familiar with the delicious bivalve, more and more recipes were developed, and oyster stew was born. Check out our recipe below and tag on Instagram us if...

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Oysters & Fire – A Magical Combination

Oysters & Fire – A Magical Combination

It’s fire pit season and as you cozy up to get warm, consider tossing a few oysters on the fire for a delicious treat. Fire-cooked oysters enjoy the unique flavor profile of their merroir combined with the smoky, raw flavor of fire cooked foods. Try these recipes to get started or come up with your own! Coal Roasted Oysters Photo Credit: Over the Fire Cooking Ingredients: 1/2 dozen of fresh oysters shucked 1/4 cup of parsley finely chopped 3 tbsp of butter 2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese 1 tsp of garlic powder 1 tsp of black pepper 1 tbsp of sea salt Dash of hot sauce Ice  Steps: Shuck oysters and place on some ice...

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The Power of Pairings: What to Serve with Your Oysters

The Power of Pairings: What to Serve with Your Oysters

Oysters are an incredible food if for no other reason than their versatility. They can stand on their own or be paired with a myriad of different options to suit just about any taste. We broke down some pairing below to help you discover some new options. It’s important to know that an oyster’s merroir is what makes it so unique. This flavoring reflects their environment, what they eat, the salinity of the water they’re in and even the seasons. It varies greatly by region. As a result, something that goes great with our oysters, may not work as well...

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