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Oysters!

shoreman1782

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There's a place outside of Charleston, SC called Bowen's Island Restaurant that specializes in roasted oysters. I generally prefer the raw, but this place literally shovels them onto your table, which doubles as a trash can, hands you a sleeve of crackers and a shucking knife, and tells you to go to town. It was a total shithole and burned down last year - not sure if it reopened.
It reopened. Was in Folly Beach last summer but I couldn't convince my co-vacationers to try Bowen's.
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Originally Posted by Maharlika
I like clams too but prefer mussels over clams. I love the moules avec vin blanc et ail with pomme frites!
Read "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain
 

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Saturday afternoon we went for a drive toward Tamales Bay.
There was a break in the weather, so we stopped at Hog Island Oyster Co. on Highway 1 in Marshall, CA

3 dozen and 1 pitcher of beer later we were quite satisfied
 

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Originally Posted by StylenotFashion
Saturday afternoon we went for a drive toward Tamales Bay.
There was a break in the weather, so we stopped at Hog Island Oyster Co. on Highway 1 in Marshall, CA

3 dozen and 1 pitcher of beer later we were quite satisfied


"We"? Three dozen and a pitcher of beer is only good for one person!
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yum..i'm craving it right now
 

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^^^Thanks for the tip. I'm going to Northern California in April and may stop there, but wait the month does not end in 'r'.
 

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spent the last week in new orleans on business - had at least a dozen every day - freakin awesome
 

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I dont' think the 'r' month thing is nearly as important with Oysters as it is with Crawfish, which actually do have a season in the non-R months. By the way.....January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August are the months that don't end in R....we're right smack dab in the middle. EDIT: from wikipedia ( I was going to say "I think it depends where they're from", but I did not know it in this detail): A piece of folk wisdom concerning oysters is that they are best to eat in months containing the letter r, as illustrated by the famous phrase: "oysters 'r' in season." This is because oysters spawn in the warmer months, from roughly May to August in the Northern Hemisphere, and their flavor when eaten raw can be somewhat watery and bland during spawning season; additionally their meats are much reduced in size. Oysters from the Gulf of Mexico spawn throughout the year, but are delicious cooked or raw to the oyster connoisseur.
 

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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon
I dont' think the 'r' month thing is nearly as important with Oysters as it is with Crawfish, which actually do have a season in the non-R months. By the way.....January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August are the months that don't end in R....we're right smack dab in the middle.
Heheh.... I wasn't sure if that's an old wives' tale. Good to know that it is!
 

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I love oysters, although I really don't like them raw. Too sticky and oily. I prefer them slightly steamed, no sauce.
 

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Oily? I never thought of oysters as being oily. I do like them steamed once in a while. I remember when I was growing up they would pour hot boiling water over them and the shacklers were opening them up while we eat it.
 

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I love raw oysters. Yes they do enhance the "mood" as well as performance for men thanks to the high zinc content.

What months are generally considered safe to eat them raw? I used to know how to count on my knuckles but forgot that little trick.
 

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I think the knuckles thing is for figuring out which months have 30 or 31 days.
 

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