Oysters

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oysters

Remember the 3 A's: aphrodisiac, absinthe, America
Nov 26, 2014 10:00 am

Oysters. People either love them or hate them, but rarely do oysters garner a simple "meh." Yet, surprisingly there is a lot we don't know about this tasty, slimy and expensive bivalve, save for the idea that you eat them raw, with champagne and that pregnant ladies aren't allowed to join in. To help shed some light, here are 10 facts about these molluscs. 

Prosciutto Wrapped Oysters Recipe

Give fresh, seasonal oysters the royal treatment
Nov 13, 2014 4:00 pm

Chefs Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas of the renowned Marine Room in La Jolla, CA have released the follow-up to their popular self-published cookbook, Two Chefs, One World. Their new book, Two Chefs, One Catch, focuses exclusively on the bounty of the sea, and how to prepare it masterfully for every fish lover you know.  

Bridgehampton Town Fry Recipe

Make a classic fried oyster scramble for brunch
Oct 18, 2014 9:00 am

Head to The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, NY for an evening of salt water pools, a farm-to-table restaurant by renowned chef Tom Colicchio and a big, comfortable room stocked full of awesome local snacks. Itchin for a fishing excursion or baking lesson? They'll hook you up. In the morning, head down for one of the best breakfasts in town, and don't miss the Bridgehampton Town Fry, their play on the classic fried oyster scramble.

Watch Oysters Go From Table To Sea In Mario Batali's Reverse Video Series

Chef is promoting a new farm to table cookbook
Oct 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Ever wonder how oysters get from the water onto your plate? Watch the whole process, in reverse, in this mesmerizing new video from Mario Batali.

Here's A Strong Argument That Maryland Is America's Top Oyster State

Think the state is only about crabs? Think again.
Aug 6, 2014 2:00 pm

Think Maryland and you’ll probably think crabs. And while we’re certainly fond of our little blue crustacean friends, Marylanders also love oysters. A history of oyster consumption and farming in the region - as well as where to get them and a po' boy sandwich recipe - after the jump.

Grilled Oysters With Bloody Mary Butter Recipe

Oysters on the grill with spicy, tangy butter
May 21, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Liz Barclay

These grilled oysters come to us from Jason Hua, chef de cuisine at The Dutch in Soho. His inventive preparation of our favorite bivalve stars a compound butter that riffs on a classic Bloody Mary. Well, it actually stars grilled oysters, one of the great treats of grilling season, but the butter's delicious on any number of things. Get the recipe and technique after the jump.

Illustrated Guide: How To Build A Seafood Tower

Oysters, clams, shrimp & stone crab all stacked up
Mar 26, 2014 9:00 am

There is no better way to enjoy shellfish than in a seafood tower: copious amounts of shellfish on ice stacked up in a 3-tiered stand. You usually pull up a seat to the raw bar for one of these, but we've got everything you need to recreate this work of edible art in your kitchen.

Oyster Po'Boy Sliders Recipe

A classic New Orleans sandwich in slider format
Sep 20, 2013 11:00 am

Check out these Oyster Po'Boy Sliders with Kimchi and Peanuts at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Music Festival in Nashville next weekend. We went last year — it was awesome! The New Orleans style sandwich comes to Nashville by way of Chicago chef Giuseppe Tentori, who recieved received rave reviews (it's a favorite dish of the James Beard Foundation). Nuff said, right? Get your slider on. Maybe break out the old guitar.

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