I suffer from "oyster mania" Raw-baked-broiled-stewed-gussied-naked-it really doesn't matter. I grew up on raw and thought I was pretty much a purist-but, I've discovered that I really love them just about any way they are lovingly prepared!
You're probably thinking "Hey, I really like oysters, too? So, what's the big deal?
No big deal, I suppose . . .I'm just setting the record straight I get a lot of questions about my favorite types of foods and recipes and I never remember to include oysters! But this week has been an excellent reminder of how much I really enjoy these wonderful little bi-valves!
I started the weekend with a dozen oysters raw with cocktail sauce, fresh lemon and extra horseradish and a BBQ sandwich. Saturday, I enjoyed steamed oysters with a little Monterrey Jack cheese (surprisingly good) along with a steamy bowl of clam chowder. Sunday - I broiled them with a spot of butter creamy Butterkase cheese (from Germany), a smattering of fresh scallions, a few drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice and fresh ground pepper. Yummy!
I haven't decided on tonight's preparation but you can be assured oysters are on the menu. I bought some Vietnamese spinach this week, I might have to make Oysters Rockefeller-one of my all time favorites. Being from Louisiana I love Fried Oyster Po-boys, dressed and topped with lots of Louisiana Hot Sauce. I also make a low fat oyster stew with fire-roasted fish, low cal and delicious.
Well, oysters aren't cheap so I need to go earn some money!