Whether you prefer them raw, steamed, fried, or even in a delectable Rockefeller preparation, we have everything you need to know about eating these delightful bivalves. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and discover the best ways to enjoy oysters!
Start by wrapping a tea towel securely around one hand, providing a firm grip on the oyster. With the other hand, take an oyster shucking knife and position the tip at the base of the hinge. Apply gentle pressure as you twist the knife, leveraging it to pry open the oyster's shell.
Once the hinge is released, slide the knife under the top shell, freeing the oyster and allowing you to remove the shell effortlessly. In case you don't have an oyster knife or find shucking a challenge, fear not! You can gently heat the oysters in the oven at a low temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, closely monitoring them until they naturally open up.
Try broiling, frying, or grilling them to enhance their flavors and textures. For the adventurous foodie, consider using oysters in delectable dishes such as oyster stuffing or pairing them with a succulent filet mignon.
At Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch, we are particularly fond of savoring our oysters in their natural state – raw and unadorned. Experience the pure essence of these briny delights by enjoying them with your favorite accompaniments. Top them with zesty cocktail sauce, tangy horseradish, a dash of hot sauce, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, or a splash of vinegar. Let your taste buds guide you!
Place them in the bottom of your refrigerator, with the rounded side facing down. This optimal storage method will keep your oysters at their best for up to two weeks.
Join us at Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch as we embark on an exciting journey of oyster indulgence. Discover the joy of shucking, the creativity of oyster preparations, and the art of savoring these exquisite treasures of the sea. Bon appétit!