Eating or chewing on oysters can actually be quite beneficial. They are high in protein and provide a good source of calcium. The calcium and protein are both good for your teeth. If you are a fan of sweets, you will like them as well.
When you chew on or swallow oysters, it helps to break down the protein and calcium into smaller bits that your small intestine can digest easier. Chewing is important because the tiny, live oysters are filled with an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is good at breaking down and getting rid of things like plaque and calcium that builds up in your teeth. So, if you eat an oyster that has been cooked, you can benefit from that “bromelain” in the oyster. It is also a good anti-inflammatory, which can be great for people who get really sore throats from very spicy foods. You just bite into the oyster, chew a little bit, and spit out the bits of food and saliva that remain.
There are a few different types of cook oysters, but they all are pretty much the same. They come in many different shapes and sizes. For example, there are baby doll oysters, which are about the size of your pinky finger. There are also big baby oysters, which are the size of your index finger. And, there are giant baby oysters, which are about as big as your fist. All of these are great.
You can either cook the oysters yourself, or you can steam them. You can do both. Personally, I like to steam my oysters while they are fresh. Steaming is sort of like the Chinese method of cooking vegetables – you start with raw ingredients and cook them with water until they are soft and mushy. It is sort of a natural way to prepare things, and the water comes in useful because it absorbs all of the nutrients that steamed oysters and other sea creatures have.
If you are eating oysters when they are still alive, you should not worry about steaming them at all. Steaming is the best way to preserve all of the goodness that is in the oysters. Just keep the oysters in a muslin bag in the refrigerator for up to a week before eating them. Otherwise, you are just wasting all of the wonderful nutrition that the oysters will offer when they are cooked or steamed.
When you eat your mussels, there is another concern that you might run into – clogging your teeth. To prevent clogging, remember that mussels, like other seafood, contain calcium carbonate. When you eat clogged mussels or eat cooked scallops with their shells, you are guaranteed to get seriously clogged teeth, especially if you eat the shells right after eating the meat from them.
If you want to know which liquor to drink with an oyster shell, the easiest way to figure out if it’s good liquor or not, is to let your mouth feel the liquor’s warmth. Warm liquor goes best with cold food, such as clam chowder or oyster soup. Cold food is best with warm liquor, such as stews or fish. Also, warm wines go great with icy waters, such as clam chowder. However, I’d recommend avoiding sweet wines if you’re trying to learn how to properly chew or swallow oysters.
If you want a cool, refreshing summer drink, pour some lemon juice on ice and mix it with some cranberry juice for a cool summertime drink. If you have some ginger ale handy, you can also make ginger beer. This is extremely easy to make and only requires a cup of ice, some sugar, and a couple of raspberries for a fun summer drink. If you’re looking for a cool summer cocktail, try mixing some pineapple juice and orange juice in a blender for a spicier version of a ginger beer.