Oyster tasting tonight (trying to develop our palates)

Apr 28, 2021,23:51 PM

A few minutes in a hot oven to encourage them to loosen up, and it’s slurping time.

silicone baking molds hold the oysters and retain nectar

Chewy baguette was almost wiped out, soaking up the liquid. 

We had Blue Point (East coast)
Phantom Creek from Bayne Sound, BC
Minter Sweet, Puget Sound, WA
King Tide   Carlsbad, CA (local)

Winners were King Tide and Phantom Creek!


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Would love to try that!

 By: Deardorff8x10 : April 29th, 2021-00:37
We get good choices here, but I never done a formal tasting.

It was fun and really illustrates the different terroir (water) and shape

 By: cazalea : April 29th, 2021-00:44
We did a tasting once in Bordeaux along the Gironde, and spent $50 thirty years ago, which hooked us on oysters for life. It’s nice that we live in SoCal along the coast, and my family is in Puget Sound, so we are provided plenty of opportunities to indul... 

i like bluepoints

 By: Dchang81 : April 29th, 2021-03:30


 By: Ted O : April 29th, 2021-03:50
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with th... 


 By: VinnieD : April 29th, 2021-06:33
It looks like the Nautilus was out of stock


 By: lm6 : April 29th, 2021-08:01

Oysters from the Pacific Northwest (US) tend to be our favorite

 By: darrony : April 29th, 2021-07:12
How long do you put them in the oven? We usually consume the raw

Love them with ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 29th, 2021-08:28
With lemon juice and Tabasco !

When i saw the picture ... I though

 By: chris7509 : April 29th, 2021-10:11
it was another Rolex post .... bon appétit !!!!!

I want to reiterate Darron and Nico's question...

 By: blau : April 29th, 2021-10:26
in the oven? Explain!

In a hot oven (425-450) for 5-10 minutes

 By: cazalea : April 29th, 2021-13:49
Since oysters are usually kept on crushed ice they are very cold. The hot oven warms the shells but doesn’t cook the oysters in that time. You just watch the shells carefully and when they start to leak water or open, you take them out — or you can put th... 

Yes, me too - but their life expectancy once brought out of the refrig is very short :-)

 By: cazalea : April 29th, 2021-15:11
and letting the shells warm can get you more oyster faster with little loss, and I have found that it also improves the likelihood that first-timers will enjoy the experience rather than get grossed out.