Oysters

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 3:00 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 12:00 pm
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 10:00 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 12:00 pm

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.

Navigating The Farmers Market In Mid-September: What To Buy This Weekend

Welcome back oysters and dive into watermelon
Sep 12, 2013 10:15 am

One of the best things about September is the resurgence of super sweet, beautifully briny and fantastically fresh oysters, which are now popping up at your local fish purveyors. Other fun foods to play with this week include crisp cucumbers and juicy watermelon. Some pointers, plus a recipe, after the jump.

Kitchen Tools 101: What Is An Oyster Knife?

Here's a useful little specialty tool worth owning
Sep 4, 2013 2:30 pm

You can cut bread with a chef's knife. You can try to cut tomatoes with a dull knife. You can cut pears with a paring knife if that tickles your funny bone. But there aren't a lot of tools in your kitchen you can use to open an oyster other than an oyster knife. We've seen sad displays of screwdriver-on-mollusk violence. Don't do that. So what about the oyster knife makes it perfect for opening oysters?

Ah Shucks! Bacon BBQ Oysters Like They Do It In New Orleans.

Oysters get a badass little makeover. Bacon time!
Jul 31, 2013 3:00 pm
bbq bacon oysters

We love a naked oyster as much as anything else, but if you're going to dress them up, please add just enough homemade barbecue sauce and some crispy bacon. Chef/Owner Paul Gerard of East Village bistro Exchange Alley brings this New Orleans twist to fresh oysters on the half shell (and you should too). 

Hangtown Fry Recipe

Bacon and eggs + oysters = upgraded brunch
Jul 27, 2013 9:50 am

We will wait in the two-hour line at Brenda's French Soul Food in San Francisco, and if you saw their menu, so would you. We're a fan of bacon, fried oysters and eggs by themselves, but beat them together to make an omelet-frittata and that right there is brunch. Serve it with grits or hash and a biscuit like Brenda does.

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