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Traditional Turkey Day- Why Your Thanksgiving Spread Should Include Oysters

Traditional Turkey Day- Why Your Thanksgiving Spread Should Include Oysters

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate what matters most, our connection to one another. While oysters aren’t commonly associated with a Thanksgiving feast, they actually played a larger role in the origination of the holiday than you’d think.   The mollusks were likely feature prominently on the tables of early American settlers, unlike a turkey. At the time, oysters were a very popular food source for coastal colonies. However, they were also sometimes considered more of a hardship food than a delicacy.   During this time period, oysters were an easy food to gather....

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Shuck & Stuff- The Ultimate Oyster Stuffing Round Up

Shuck & Stuff- The Ultimate Oyster Stuffing Round Up

Stuffing is as essential to Thanksgiving as turkey on the table. This year, try something different by making a delicious oyster stuffing. We gathered some of the best recipes from Cajun style stuffing to a hearty Southern BLT dish. Check out the recipes below and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to show off your thanksgiving feasts! Herbed Oyster Stuffing Photo: Epicurious Butter, herbs and oysters combine in this recipe from Epicurious to create a savory and filling oyster stuffing. Its’ perfect for the timid oyster eater and makes 8-10 servings. Ingredients: 2 loaves Italian or French bread (1...

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Slurp in Style: How to Taste an Oyster

Slurp in Style: How to Taste an Oyster

While there’s no wrong way to eat an oyster, there are some things you can do to make sure you’re experiencing them to the fullest. Oysters often reflect the flavors of where they're grown. Their terroir can vary by season, region and salinity of the water they’re in. Use these tips to help get the full oyster experience the next time you order.  Don’t pour out the oyster liqueur or rinse the oyster with water. The liqueur is an essential part of the oyster’s merroir. Use it to help build the oyster’s full flavor profile. Carefully pick out shell fragments...

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Recipe: Pan Fried Oysters Oreganata

Recipe: Pan Fried Oysters Oreganata

Fresh oregano and a lemony butter sauces elevate these fried oysters in this easy recipe from Garlic & Zest. Fried oysters are great in a po-boy or on their own. For this recipe, you can use our jarred oysters or shuck them yourself. Ingredients: 12 WhiteStone oysters shucked 2 cups flour 3 large eggs whipped 2 tablespoons half and half 1/2 cup asiago grated 1/2 cup parmigiana Reggiano grated 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons fresh oregano finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon black pepper pinch crushed red pepper 3 lemons divided 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup parsley chopped pinch oregano finely chopped 1/2 cup salted butter 1 inch olive oil in the bottom of the pan Recipe: Set up a dredging station with 3 shallow bowls or dishes: 1st bowl is flour, 2nd bowl is egg and...

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Cherish the Chesapeake: Ways to Help Preserve the Bay

Cherish the Chesapeake: Ways to Help Preserve the Bay

Our mission isn’t just to provide you with delicious oysters shipped fresh to your door. We also want to do our part to help preserve and improve the invaluable Chesapeake bay watershed. Oyster farming brings much needed revenue to the area and the oysters themselves act as filters, helping to clean the bay’s water and improving the overall ecosystem for other wildlife.  As global warming, pollution and other factors continue to put more and more pressure onto this crucial watershed, it’s important we find ways to help. Here are a few ways you can help protect the Chesapeake Bay: Pick...

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Slurp & Sip:  What to Drink With Oysters

Slurp & Sip: What to Drink With Oysters

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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Recipe: Deviled Oysters

Recipe: Deviled Oysters

Need something new to serve this upcoming holiday season? Deviled oysters are just as easy as deviled eggs and the beautiful shells can make an incredible statement. This savory and flavorful dish is sure to be a conversation starter. Try your own with this recipe from New England Today. Ingredients: 1 cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons (approx.) water 24 fresh oysters 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup minced onion 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Dash freshly ground black pepper 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup cracker crumbs (such as saltines) Steps: Preheat...

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