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Oysters??? Help!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Miss Maggie, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Miss Maggie

    Miss Maggie

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    Somebody gave us a bag of oysters and I've never had any dealings with the things. Actually never wanted to have any dealings with them before now. Can somebody please tell me how to get the snotty slimy little critters out of their shell? Or is it better to cook them intact? The man of the house is wanting to drown them in milk and butter and call them oyster stew.
     
  2. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    light the grill. spread the oysters out on the grate. open. add tabasco and butter. swaller.
     

  3. chrisnkcmo

    chrisnkcmo Takamine Newbie

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    if you cook or steam them in a flavorful liquid of your choice, they will open when fully cooked. unless you wanna eat them raw(yummy)
     
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    get an oyster "shucking" knife and try to avoid opening your circulatory system. google may be your best friend for technique.
     
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    ++500 yummy
     
  6. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    I just wouldn't eat them raw, EVER.

    When I lived in Florida, every once in a while the "Red Tide" would come around, infecting all the shell fish with deadly bacteria, and the state would have to put a ban on all shell fishing in effect. Thing is, there are a lot of people earning their living off shell fishing who can't afford to simply stop working, so there would always be guys out there collecting them in violation of the ban, and then selling the things to unsuspecting people, who then get very very sick or even die.

    When they're raw, they're like wads of nasty brown snot anyway.
     
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    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

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    This is your best bet. Either that or steam them.
     
  8. Miss Maggie

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    Ya can't eat 'em if ya can't open 'em. Therein, the problem lies. Do you have to cook 'em in the shells?
     
  9. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Believer

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    Just cut the muscle inside the shell that holds it closed and they will
    pop right open. It's in the back near the hinge.

    There's usually a spot on the side where you can wedge a knife in and once
    you sever that muscle there's nothing holding it closed.

    Then either do them in a stew with butter and milk, or deep fry those
    puppies and eat them with hushpuppies, pinto beans, french fries and cole slaw.
     
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  10. Jay9928

    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    Take out the pearls. Dump the rest.
     
  11. Marc1956

    Marc1956 CLM #66

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    Oysters. Ewww. Sorry. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. The "nasty brown snot" comment was partially responsible. Urrpp! Good luck! Kack!
     
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    This! Uurrp. :supergrin:
     
  13. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    yep. jus' throw the whole animal on the grill. the heat will make them open up ever so slightly enough to get a shucking knife in there.
     
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    Marc1956 CLM #66

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    If they are all that good, why did the perp, er, folks give them away? Ya gotta wonder about the very first person who busted an oyster open and thought, "I wonder how that slimy, gritty, spoiled looking thing tastes"? Man, oh man. Sorry, again. Moving on...
     
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    There's nothing more tasty than Oysters on the half shell, chased with
    Blue Moon Beer.

    You can feel them sliding all the way down to your stomach.
     
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    bocephus549 Bo Knows.......

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    Eat them raw!!!!!!! Lemon juice salt and hot sauce is all you need.
     
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    I eat hundreds of raw oysters every year and I'm still alive. :supergrin:

    Raw can be sort of hit or miss though. Every now and then I'll get a bushell that just doesn't taste right raw. Those go on the grill. :)
     
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    I think somebody smarter than them suckered 'em into buying a bushel. For $60. They went looking for them. Ugh!
     
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    YES! That's the ONLY way to eat oysters!
     
  20. Jay9928

    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    That reminded me of the movie Cat People.... Natassja Kinski, and her date did the same thing, with a cold beer