An Oyster Life (Blog) — Tips
You’ve shucked. You’ve slurped. You’ve enjoyed. Now what? Put those beautiful White Stone Oyster shells to work with these creative ideas. In the Garden Oyster shells are made up of calcium carbonate (chalk) which can support the acidity of your soil and fertilize your plants and soil microbes with calcium. Also, the texture of oyster shells when added to garden soil or compost helps to improve aeration by preventing soil compaction. It’s easy to add your shucked oyster shells to your garden or compost- just put them in a big pot and boil them to sterilize. Then, you can crush...
Selecting oysters when you go out to eat can be overwhelming. While many restaurants carry White Stone oysters, making it an easy choice– it’s still helpful to know what you’re getting into when you order. This helpful video from Potluck video goes over the basics of ordering oysters in a restaurant. Here’s are our tips Ask your server about the oysters. They should be able to tell you: Where the oysters are from The basics of their flavor profiles Know the difference between east coast oysters and west coast oysters: East Coast oysters tend to be a little bigger, brinier,...
One of the best things about ordering White Stone Oysters is our date picker tool. This handy tool lets you select exactly what day you want your oysters delivered. You can use it to plan ahead for a big oyster roast, beat the holiday rush, or ensure that someone is home to receive the delivery (even though our oysters are packed in coolers and are OK to sit on your porch for a little while). Using the date picker is super easy. Just follow these steps: Select the items you want to buy from our online store. Go to your...
Let’s face it– we’re all tired of wings and chili at Super Bowl parties. If you really want to impress your guests this year, try shaking things up with a seafood spread. We’ll link to a few of our favorite recipes below, but first here are a few tips and tricks to ensure everyone has a good time. Make sure to serve everything at the correct temperature. Keep your warm foods warm, and your chilled foods cold. Split your table to a hot and cold side to help keep things separated. Create individual serving and plating areas for each item...
Whether you’re ordering oysters to enjoy at home or for an event you’re hosting, making sure you’re caring for them properly will help keep them fresh and delicious. How you store and care for your White Stone oysters will depend on what you order. Shucked Oyster Care Shucked oysters like Wandering Waders Jarred Oysters require no more effort to store than regular oysters. Currently, we offer the jarred oysters in quart-sized jars, and they should be stored in the refrigerator upon arrival. On average, Wandering Waders Jarred Oysters will last about 2 weeks when properly refrigerated and unopened. Once opened,...
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. Transportation 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....
We’re proud to now offer both soft and hard-shell crabs based on availability. These crabs are harvested by fourth generation watermen from the same waters as our oysters. To make it easy for you, they’re cleaned, and ready to be cooked! All crabs are packaged and shipped on frozen gel packs for maximum freshness. What are softshell crabs? Softshell crabs are crabs that have molted (shed their hard shell). If caught within 12 hours of shedding, the crabs are very soft, so soft that they can be cooked and eaten whole, claw to claw. Learn more or order crabs.
The image of smoke rolling from the chimney of your smoker on a brisk fall day is enough to bring warmth and excitement to anyone. Fall is a great time for smoking meats, seafood and of course, oysters. These tips from James Beard Award winning author and chef Hank Shaw will make sure your oysters are perfect right off the smoker. Start with oyster selection, according to Shaw, smaller oysters are best. They take the flavor of the smoke better and are more fun to eat. Preserve their shells after shucking to serve the oysters on. Once cooked, vacuum seal...
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