Saturday, January 12, 2013

Oysters and Oyster Beer?!

I've always wanted to try shucking oysters at home but was worried it would be too hard. I finally took the plunge and decided to give it a try.

I bought my oyster knife on amazon. Trying to use a knife or a screw driver may work but you're putting yourself at risk. You could easily slip and slice open your hand.

The videos that helped me are here and here.

I got some great fresh and local oysters at the market. Shucking them was easier than I thought it would be. I need some practice but that's jut an excuse to eat more oysters! I ate my yummy oyster with a squeeze of lime, a bit of green onion and a splash of hot sauce.

As for the oyster stout, Marooned On Hog Island, that experiment didn't pan out. I really didn't care for it. Think Guinness with a briny finish, not for me but worth trying for something really different.

1 comment:

  1. I love oysters. We actually just had some last night but my hubby did all the shucking. :)