An Oyster Life (Blog) — Pairings
There are dozens and dozens of oyster recipes featuring oysters as a side dish. We’ve even published a ton of them ourselves. But, this can do a disservice to oysters everywhere and they totally deserve their time in the spotlight. The next time you want to serve oysters as your main course, try some of these tasty side dishes. Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins The sweet/savory combination of flavors in these muffins works well with many dishes, including oysters. Making the cornbread in a muffin form will encourage your guests to eat with their hands, which they’re probably already doing if...
Choosing a light refreshing wine to go with your fresh shucked or grilled oysters at your next summer cookout can seem tough, but it’s not. If you love oysters and want to bring out their best flavors, consider some of these wines the next time it’s time to shuck. Sauvignon Blanc This style of wine goes well with most seafood. It’s light, crisp, and has high acidity. Most Sauvignon Blancs have a citrus flavor profile which makes them great for sipping with fresh oysters. Try them with a savory oyster topping or with grilled oysters to further compliment the flavors....
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...
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