Oyster is the common name for a number of different families of salt-water bivalve molluscs that live in marine or brackish habitats. In some species, the valves are highly calcified, and many are somewhat irregular in shape. Many, but not all oysters are in the superfamily Ostreoidea.
Some types of oysters are commonly consumed cooked or raw, and in some locales are regarded as a delicacy. Some types of pearl oysters are harvested for the pearl produced within the mantle. Windowpane oysters are harvested for their translucent shells, which are used to make various kinds of decorative objects.

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  1. B

    Shucking oysters.

    Long story, but I absentmindedly landed myself in the emergency room for stitches opening up an oyster. The doctor called a friend that owned a seafood place. That friend showed me how to open up an oyster. History was made. I am not fast, but I’m safe. Hehe. I love the things, and my wife...
  2. flyinglentris

    Recipe Kumamoto Oysters Tobiko

    Kumamoto Oysters Tobiko: NOTE: Kumamoto oysters are small, but very flavorful. Their flavor makes them very desirable. Ingredients: 1) Oysters, Kumamoto - 6 2) Ice, crushed - 1 cup 3) Horseradish - 2 tblspns. 4) Tobiko (orange flying fish roe) - 6 tspns. 5) Lemon juice - as required...
  3. Kumamoto Oysters Tobiko with a Hefe Weiss Bier

    Kumamoto Oysters Tobiko with a Hefe Weiss Bier

    Kumamoto Oysters Tobiko with a Hefe Weiss Bier
  4. Kumamoto Oysters

    Kumamoto Oysters

    Kumamoto Oysters
  5. rascal

    My treat today

    I've been driving past a fish n chip shop with a sign out the front with bluff oysters out the front. I normally get these when in season. The bluff ones ar quite strong taste and the best ever I've had. I rang and ordered a dozen cooked in batter. Just got home and had them. I could go...
  6. ElizabethB

    Recipe Mama Paul's Old School Oyster Rice Dressing Mix

    Living this close to the Gulf of Mexico means beautiful, plump, salty fresh oysters. If you are brave you can shuck your own or purchase by the pint or 1/2 gallon already shucked. Use Louisiana oysters. Shop a local seafood market or grocery store. They are more likely to carry Louisiana...
  7. CraigC

    Recipe Baked Oysters

    This is from a BA magazine. I prefer to buy whole oysters and shuck them myself. That way I can get my raw fix as well. I usually get a 50 count box or bag. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1 cup whipping cream 8 ounces bacon (preferably applewood-smoked), chopped...
  8. CraigC

    How Do You Get Your Oyster On?

    I love oysters in many different ways and I like many different varieties. Above all, I like them raw, on the half shell with either hot sauce and lime or a good simple cocktail sauce. A Canadian buddy and I ate ourselves stupid at Acme Oyster House in NOLA when at a trade show. Of course, that...
  9. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Shrimp and Oyster Gumbo

    I recently returned from a visit to New Orleans, so I can say definitively that this tasted like the ones I had there. While there are different ways to prepare a gumbo, this one is all about the roux. As you prepare the roux, you'll be reminded of the smell off fried chicken...which makes...
  10. C

    Recipe Guinness® & Warm Oysters

    “To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.” James Joyce, Ulysses The best warm oyster,s ever. Ingredients Serves 2 4 egg yolks 5 teaspoons of GUINNESS® Draught 1 pinch of cayenne pepper Salt and pepper A dozen native oysters Method This is so simple to make but will leave...
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