Of all the delicacies available, oysters have gained a bad reputation over the years. Men and women alike are afraid to try them, and many recipes call for oysters that are difficult to find. However, the truth is that eating oysters is an excellent way to experience many of the great delights of the earth. Eating oysters is easy and delicious, and the flavor combinations that can be achieved with fresh, live oysters make these tasty morsels a definite must try. Here are some ways in which you can easily eat oysters and enjoy a meal fit for any occasion.
The easiest way to eat a variety of seafood is to buy them in a package. This works best if you live near a shore where oysters grow frequently. There are many great package deals that include just about every kind of seafood imaginable. Just visit your local supermarket or discount warehouse to see what is available. The best prices will probably be found on the coasts.
Of course, it is not necessary to eat them in a package. You can always purchase a small number of oysters and stock up on them at home. When you open the packages, you will notice that there is a fair amount of filler inside the oysters. This is because the oysters are willing to help soak up some of that extra flavor from the fish oil and other ingredients that are included in the package.
You can use this filler as a way of creating interesting flavor combinations. For instance, you can mix up some potato chips with some lemon juice and put that on top of some oysters. If you have a soft stomach, you might even want to mix up some cottage cheese with the oysters. It is all up to you.
The best way to eat them is straight out of the water. Most people love the crisp, fresh flavor that comes from eating freshly thrown the oysters right out of the water. You can do this a number of different ways. Some of the best methods include:
First, you will want to rinse the oysters well. You should drain the oysters off any food residue that they had on them before you threw them into the pan. Then you will want to heat a skillet on medium high heat. Add some fish oil and swirl the oysters around in the skillet. Cook them on one side until they are just pink and then flip.
After the oysters have finished swimming around in the skillet, you will want to carefully remove them from the heat. Thoroughly wash them in clean cold water and then dry them off with paper towels. Place them on a baking sheet and pop them in the refrigerator for about an hour. Once they are baked, you can serve them right from the pan. The only problem here is that they may absorb some of the cooking oil, so you may have to add more than you think is needed to them to avoid a sugary crust on top.
As you can see, learning how to eat them and, more importantly, how to grow your own fresh oysters is not very difficult. In fact, it really can be fun to do. It takes a little bit of work and time to get the process started, but once it is under way, it is very rewarding. Once you have grown your own oysters and have learned how to eat them, you will no doubt wonder how you were able to do it yourself. You can save money by growing your own fresh oysters and you can have delicious fresh tasting oysters any time of the year. Enjoy!