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Sweet Summer: How To Barbecue Oysters

Sweet Summer: How To Barbecue Oysters

With the last few weeks of summer slipping away, we recommend you take some time to enjoy a relaxing afternoon barbecuing oysters. This delicious step-by-step guide will show you everything you need to know to prepare barbecued oysters at home.  Here’s a list of supplies: Barbecue or fire pit with grate Oyster knife, gloves and tongs Butter Hot sauce Lemon WhiteStone oysters. Here’s what to do: To prep, heat your grill and melt your butter. Place the oysters on the barbecue with the cupped side down. The oysters will open on their own. If needed, use your oyster knife to...

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Recipe: Oyster Casserole

Recipe: Oyster Casserole

Oyster casserole is a classic that’s graced southern tables for decades. This delicious variation from Southern Living uses Whitestone oysters in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce, dressed with breadcrumbs. It’s perfect for the holidays, a potluck or as a way to feed the family something a little different during the week. Ingredients 5 tablespoons salted butter, divide 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped celery 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 25-30 Whitestone Oysters, drained well 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup...

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Introducing Join or Die Knives

Introducing Join or Die Knives

We’re proud to announce we’ve partnered with local craftsmen Brent Stubblefield of  Join or Die Knives to bring you a new custom oyster shucker. These handmade knives are available exclusively on our webstore, and are made in Richmond, VA.  The knives feature a black walnut with an orange poly inlay handle. They’re made from AEB-L stainless steel and undergo Join or Die’s custom high toughness heat treat process. Designed with shucking Chesapeake oysters in mind, these blades will work well for any region's oysters.  The best part: the knives come with a lifetime warranty from Join or Die Knives against broken...

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‘R’ You Crazy?! Oysters Are In Season Year Round

‘R’ You Crazy?! Oysters Are In Season Year Round

It’s a commonly held belief that oysters should only be consumed in months that end in ‘r’. However, this old mnemonic is just that– old. Thanks to modern refrigeration, farming practices and food safety procedures, farmed oysters like ours are able to stay ‘in-season’ year round. The common breeding cycle for oysters means that they’re in breeding season during the summer months and should be left alone. However, our oysters are farm raised, which means our breeding cycle is different than a natural one. In reality, the quality of the water in which the oyster is grown and how the...

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Happy Dad! Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Dad! Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

 Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we’ve got just what you need to make dad smile. Of course, delicious oysters shipped straight to dad’s door are a no-brainer, but our new summer 2020 tees and handmade oyster knives from Join or Die are a perfect addition. Check out some gift ideas below. Whitestone Gift Card It’s perfect for the dad that has it all. Let pop pick his own gift or decide when he gets his next shipment of fresh, delicious oysters. Join or Die Oyster Knife Custom oyster shucker made exclusively for WhiteStone by Virginia's Join or...

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Savor the Slurp: How to Make a Classic Oyster Shooter

Savor the Slurp: How to Make a Classic Oyster Shooter

The oyster shooter is a legend of its own. The versatile treat can be served as a fun appetizer, a chilling and energizing refreshment, a nightcap or as part of a larger seafood spread. How and when you choose to slurp is up to you, but this delicious recipe will ensure you get a perfect shooter every time.   Ingredients: 1 raw WhiteStone Oyster 1 teaspoon cocktail sauce (commercial or homemade cocktail sauce) 1 tablespoon vodka   Preparation: Gather the ingredients. Assemble your ingredients. How many oysters you need will depend on how many shooters you plan to make. Just note that you'll need...

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Recipe: 3 Cheese Baked Oysters

Recipe: 3 Cheese Baked Oysters

Delicious, warm, cheesy baked oysters- simple is best. Pair this delicious recipe with some wine and a backyard fire on a cool spring evening for best results. Ingredients: Fresh oysters – Select 12-14 average-sized oysters or 16-20 small oysters. You can also use our jarred selects. Cream cheese  Shredded white cheddar  Crumbled bacon  Chopped spinach  Garlic  Crushed red pepper  Parmesan cheese   Steps: How to Shuck Oysters: Place one oyster in a folded dish towel. Look for the natural hinge in the small end of the oyster. Insert the tip of an oyster shucking knife into the hinge and firmly dig and twist. Once the...

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