Oysters

Oysters part 4- How to Make Oysters Rockefeller

February 19, 2013
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There is over a century of history surrounding the recipe for Oysters Rockefeller and as many recipes out there as there are varieties of oyster. Created in 1899 at Antoine’s restaurant in New Orleans, the dish was a version of one originally made for snails. Legend has it that when it was first eaten, people […]

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Oysters Part 3- Sauces and Garnishes

February 13, 2013
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So now that we’ve talked about the history of oysters, the different types and where they come from, and you’ve seen how to buy, clean and open raw oysters, how about making some sauces to go with them? Below are some of the most traditional ways to serve oysters. My favorite is mignonette sauce, or just completely unadorned. […]

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Oysters Part 2- How to Buy, Clean, and Open Raw Oysters

February 9, 2013
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For a historical background on oysters, please read Oysters Part 1-Introduction; The seduction from the sea. Buying, Care and Cleaning: Buy the freshest oysters possible from cold waters (look for oysters from the Pacific Northwest, both coasts of Canada, and places in the far southern hemisphere like New Zealand and Chile). Do not eat or […]

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Oysters Part 1- Introduction; The Seduction From the Sea

February 5, 2013
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“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I […]

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