I got my oysters, now what? Easy! Unpack the box, store sack in a cooler or pour oysters into a bowl for storing in the fridge. You can also check out our blog on serving raw oysters for more tips. For the fridge: You want to be careful not to let your oysters dry out, which is why the damp towel is important. If you’re storing oysters on ice, make sure they don’t sit in freshwater. Stored properly, your oysters should keep for up to 10 days. Spotting a dead oyster is simple. If the bivalves are...
As people have been opening oysters as long as we’ve been eating them. At some point, we were bashing them open with rocks, or heating them with fire. As we’ve evolved, so have our oyster shuckers. PHOTO: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY The oyster revolution of the Chesapeake- fleets of boats full of teams of men would hit the shore with their precious cargo, and their shanks. The first oyster knives on the Chesapeake were produced in Crisfield, Maryland and dated back to the early 1900s. They were originally made of iron rods, with one tapered side and one blunt...
Fried oysters are delicious little flavor bombs hearkening southern culinary tradition and the flavors of their region. The best thing about frying oysters is the limitless combination of spices, oils, and breading that can be used to create a new style of fried oysters. We found 3 great recipes to start your fried oyster addiction and introduce you to the world of possibilities. Peanut Fried Oysters These traditional fried oysters rely on the flavors of peanut oil, buttermilk, hot sauce and paprika to create a savory and sweet final product. Serve with spicy remoulade. Ingredients Peanut oil, for frying...
Oysters are sustainable, convenient and healthy food. Integrating them into your diet can have a lot of benefits, including boosting your immune system. Let’s take a look at some of the facts. According to Healthline, a standard 3.5 ounce serving of oysters contains several valuable minerals, almost as much protein as an egg and low calories. Calories: 68 Protein: 7 grams Fat: 3 grams Vitamin D: 80% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) Thiamine (vitamin B1): 7% of the RDI Niacin (vitamin B3): 7% of the RDI Vitamin B12: 324% of the RDI Iron: 37% of the RDI Magnesium: 12% of the RDI Phosphorus: 14% of the RDI Zinc: 605% of...
If you’re new to oysters, storing, preparing and serving them can seem a little intimidating. Check out these easy tips to help you become an oyster pro. Storing Oysters Oysters are alive right up until you cook or eat them. We ship our oysters in durable Styrofoam coolers with several ice packs to preserve freshness. When they arrive, open the cooler and give the mesh bag a once-over to see if any oysters are dead on arrival. Throw away any that are open, or have broken shells. Then you’re ready to put them in the fridge. If possible, store them...
Whether you’re wanting a mid-week treat or planning for a summer oyster roast when things get back to normal, the last thing you want to do is run out of oysters. Many pros, including Erin Murray, author of Shucked, have some pretty strong opinions about how many oysters you should order. In a restaurant setting, Murray recommends ordering 6 oysters per person, which could be great for an appetizer. However, ordering in bulk for a party is a different story. Consider a few things: What else are you serving? If you’re serving another heavy main, people may eat fewer oysters....
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