An Oyster Life (Blog) — Pairings
Sometimes you want a more refined beverage to pair with your White Stone oysters. While a beer pairing is a classic and tasty summertime combo, there are several cocktails that also work well with oysters. Take a look at these recipes, and give them a try at your next oyster roast, romantic dinner, or afternoon shuckin’ session. Gin Fizz The gin fizz is a perfect pairing for your White Stone oysters for a couple of reasons. The classic cocktail originated in New Orleans and uses a gin-centric recipe. The sharp, cutting flavor of gin pairs perfectly with the heavier umami...
Oysters and stouts are seemingly made to be paired together. While typical oyster pairings include white wines, champagne, or a pilsner–a stout beer can actually be a better choice according to some culinary scientists. Stout beers are dark, heavy beers with chocolate, coffee, caramel aromas- made almost exclusively with a heavily roasted malt. While this may seem like an overpowering flavor to pair with oysters, they actually work well together. The two flavors, a light oyster and a heavy beer tend to work together, blending sweet, salty, bitter, and umami flavors. The sharp brine of a White Stone Oyster, for...
Caviar and oysters are one of those perfect combinations that feel like they were made by the gods of flavor just to grace our taste buds. Even better, the preparation couldn’t be easier. Simply place a dollop of good caviar on a raw oyster and enjoy. When paired together, they enhance each other’s saltiness. The combo is a perfect appetizer for any occasion. Caviar has traditionally been eaten on a blini with crème fraiche. Adding an oyster enhances the entire preparation, creating a combination of flavors that could be called decadent. We currently offer two types of caviar to pair...
As summer draws to a close, many people are thinking about putting away the beer cooler and bringing out the cocktail stirrer. Pairing oysters and cocktails as an appetizer or happy hour course are a stylish and flavorful way to please your guests and bring out the subtle flavors in both. Here are our favorite cocktails to pair with your freshly shucked White Stone Oysters. Classic Martini This iconic duo works well because of the flavor profiles of both commonly used liquors. Vodka’s clean and neutral flavors prevent the beverage from overpowering the oyster, allowing the salty umami notes to...
Summer is prime time for cookouts and adding grilled oysters to your menu is an excellent way to impress your guests with new flavors. However, no summer cookout is complete without refreshing, cold beer. Use these tips below to pair beers with your oysters, whether they’re fried, steamed, grilled or shucked. Session IPA Session IPA tend to be brewed with zesty hops like simcoe, ella and mosaic. Their citrusy flavor profiles and higher levels of carbonation are perfect for both fried and raw oysters. The carbonation will act like scrubbing bubbles between bites of fried oysters, allowing you to experience...
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...
Pairing oysters with a beverage is easier than you think. Our oysters have a slightly lower salinity and a clean taste, allowing you to pair them with a wide range of drinks without overpowering. A classic pairing is a champagne. The fizzy brightness of champagne works well with almost every oyster, enhancing subtle flavors. We recommend serving both well chilled. You can also try pairing oysters with dry white wines like Sauvignon Blanc of Pinot Gris. Tart, lemony wines like these will make the oysters taste brighter and won’t leave you feeling overly bloated of full. If you prefer cocktails,...
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