Fall is quite possibly the best time of year to go camping- take full advantage of the beautiful weather this year with a meal fit for kings. While it may seem like oysters would be hard to prepare at a campsite, we found the opposite to be true. Follow these steps to create a delicious meal with White Stone Oysters the next time you go camping.
To start, we ordered our oysters ahead of time using the date picker feature on the White Stone website. This assured we had the freshest oysters possible before setting out on our trip. They arrived on a Friday, and we planned to camp Saturday night, so we stored the oysters in the fridge. The next day, we packed the cooler.
It’s best to pack in layers. On the bottom of the cooler, we put butter, steaks, and beer. Then we added a layer of ice. Next, we put the oysters on top and covered them with ice, but not completely. It’s crucial you don’t drown the oysters, so make sure they’re nestled into ice but have room to breathe.
Once we had camp set up, we prepared the oysters two ways- grilled on the fire and steamed with butter. The first step, obviously, is to build a fire. We recommend building it high and letting it burn down fairly low to create a hot bed of embers.
To cook the grilled oysters, shuck the oyster, add a generous pat of butter, any preferred herbs and then place the oyster shell-down on your cooking grate. The oyster will shrivel and boil in the butter when fully cooked.
We made our steamed oysters in a cast iron pan. To do so, we placed the pan on the cooking grate and let it get hot. Then we added a very generous amount of butter and poured oysters directly from the White Stone bag into the melted butter, filling the pan completely. As the oysters cook, they’ll open slightly, this is your cue that they’re ready to be pulled off.
To finish out the meal, we pan-seared a steak in the same pan, using more butter and the oyster liquor as a natural sauce.We hope adventure finds you this fall, and that you consider taking a bag of our oysters with you! Order your White Stone Oysters here.