Oysters are beautiful, fascinating creatures. We may be a little biased but we think they’re one of the more incredible sea animals the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. Their storied history and the culture that’s grown around them make them something worth appreciating. Like many others– there’s always something new for us to learn about oysters. Check out these fun oyster facts:z Oysters have been around for approximately 15 million years. This makes them relatively young when you consider that crabs have been on the planet for 450 million years, predating dinosaurs. Not all oysters make pearls. While edible oysters...
Smoky, bacon-flavored goodness is at the center of this traditional Australian preparation of oysters. If you’re thinking about the perfect appetizer to serve with your oyster feast, look no further than oysters Kilpatrick. Our meaty, topwater oysters are perfect for this quick and easy recipe. Serving a large group? Visit our blog for tips on how many oysters to order. Don’t forget to check out our FAQ page for storage and shucking tips. Scale this recipe up or down based on how many people you’re serving and how much they love oysters. Ingredients 18 White Stone Oysters Bacon- chopped 1...
Gumbo is good. Gumbo with duck–even better. The Chesapeake Bay is not only home to premium oyster waters, but it also hosts some of the east coast’s best waterfowling. Whether you’re using ducks you harvested yourself or store-bought, this delicious gumbo recipe from Louisiana chef John Besh will fill your belly and warm your soul. Ingredients 2 wild ducks (2 1/2 to 3 lbs. each), quartered Salt and pepper 2 tbsp. herbes de Provence 1 cup rendered duck fat or lard (or vegetable oil) 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 onions, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 lb. andouille sausage, diced...
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,...
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...
As we enter the time of spring renewal, we know you’re itching to get outside, fire up the grill, and have your friends over for some good times in the backyard. Freshly shucked White Stone Oysters are the perfect complement to any backyard hangout. We’ve got tons of recipes on our site to help you prep the oysters in a myriad of ways but sometimes the best method is just to shuck, slurp and enjoy. Watch the video below to get a crash course in shucking your White Stone Oysters, then head over to our website to order a beautiful...
As you’re preparing for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, your mind is probably focused on corned beef, cabbage, soda bread and the like. While those are all fantastic options for your menu, you can also bring in a delicious seafood element using White Stone Oysters to make this flavorful and traditional baked oyster dish. It’s easy to make and can be scaled up or down depending on how many guests you’re expecting. Use our helpful guide to determine how many oysters you need to order. Ingredients White Stone Oysters Unsalted butter Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped Parsley leaves, chopped Zest...
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