Jump to content
Reagan1k

Oysters and their bivalve brethren - the finominal filterers

Recommended Posts

Hats off to the first Neanderthal who popped one of those suckers off a rock and said “Here, hold my fermented groul, y’all watch this.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, thrillhammer said:

if you're in Austin, go to deckhand.

They ever run a special on them?  Salt Trader just down the road on Barton Spings does dollar oysters on the weekends.  Yeah, I know its only $4/dozen difference but why pay it? Does Deckand have better oysters?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Cousin Strawberry said:

They ever run a special on them?  Salt Trader just down the road on Barton Spings does dollar oysters on the weekends.  Yeah, I know its only $4/dozen difference but why pay it? Does Deckand have better oysters?

I doubt deckhand's are better than salt trader.   interesting you have both so close to each other down south.  I have the same situation up north.  salt trader is just a couple of exits up i35 from deckhand.   

dollar oysters sound pretty good.  didn't know they were doing that.  it was either drink.well or foreign and domestic that had an oyster happy hour also. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last time I was in Houston- pre covid- I met a client for an early dinner at Eunice.

They had a pretty amazing happy hour special on appetizers and their raw bar was included.  It had a great selection of oysters from various places and we partook generously. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think I have any pics but fired up the grill on Friday to chargrill a few dozen oysters I got from Quality. Took the Weber to around 600, shucked them and placed on the grill, added a nice dollop of butter, garlic, chives, etc. Then sprinkled with some shaved Parmesan before taking off to devour. First time turned out well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should cook up some mussels. I have butter, olive oil, shallots, garlic, red pepper flakes, white wine, and fresh parsley. All I need are the mussels and some crusty bread for sopping up the sauce. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Braved COVID on a trip to WF looking for oysters to do some grilling cause this thread gave me the jonesing.  They were out of fucking oysters.  Settled for crab cakes. 

 

tenor.gif?itemid=5548725

Edited by Anastasis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMG_7881.thumb.jpg.46087a8cf836270211a8057118f7bed4.jpg

 

An appetizer of a half dozen Old Salts at Merroir, coolest oyster bar on the Rappahanock River in Va.  All tapas sized offerings, outdoor seating, dogs welcome.

The other place is the Boat house south of Petersburg , Va's harbor on the James river, what a view looking up river, great flash fried oysters.

IMG_6436.jpg

IMG_7412.jpg

Edited by Onboard 2.0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/26/2020 at 2:00 PM, Reagan1k said:

Whatcha' got?

 

I got the honor of giving you your 1,000th +rep. That’s what I got. 

Edited by ImissWallyPryor
Username checks out, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hoping I will be ordering some Wellfleet and other local oysters on Cape Cod later this month.  Fearing we Texans are about to be banned, though.  

Edited by DDD Dad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, DDD Dad said:

Hoping I will be ordering some Wellfleet and other local oysters on Cape Cod later this month.  Fearing we Texans are about to be banned, though.  

Buddy of mine flew up to his place in Marblehead over the weekend, said there are any restrictions in Mass. for Texans.  Yet.

Edited by CycleTex87
qualifier

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, CycleTex87 said:

Buddy of mine flew up to his place in Marblehead over the weekend, said there are any restrictions in Mass. for Texans right now.

Correct.  I just keep checking the state government page daily for there and NH.  Supposed to fly into BOS 7/17.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/26/2020 at 8:32 PM, Kyrie Eleison said:


i’d ride bitch with you next time if’n you want; even buy the gas and we’d come back with two sacks.

 

On 6/26/2020 at 2:10 PM, SimonBolivar said:

I was a huge oyster fan until I found out last year that I'm deathly allergic to them. Raw with a hint of lemon and a dab of hotsauce was all I needed. The best part is that you can eat them all day since they're about 8 calories each.

 

 

 

Fate is a cruel mistress.

Sad times

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

32c905ef090db6743814892ad1c9ca76.jpg
Stopped by Paganos in Norwalk, CT and picked up a dozen CT Blue Points that everyone can find in any Whole Foods or CM but these from Pickle Point CN were exceptional.

4b4a22d1a79afa9577458bad322d9bd1.jpg
Also these shrimp are bad ass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

IMG_7881.thumb.jpg.46087a8cf836270211a8057118f7bed4.jpg

 

An appetizer of a half dozen Old Salts at Merroir, coolest oyster bar on the Rappahanock River in Va.  All tapas sized offerings, outdoor seating, dogs welcome.

The other place is the Boat house south of Petersburg , Va's harbor on the James river, what a view looking up river, great flash fried oysters.

IMG_6436.jpg

IMG_7412.jpg

Last fall, the wife and I grabbed our daughter and grandkids and headed there for a late lunch ... closed.  So, we continued on to NN Hamburgers in Kilmarnock.

Planned on getting to Old Salts this spring.  COVID put a damper on that .. for now, at least.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, VirginiaLonghorn said:

Last fall, the wife and I grabbed our daughter and grandkids and headed there for a late lunch ... closed.  So, we continued on to NN Hamburgers in Kilmarnock.

Planned on getting to Old Salts this spring.  COVID put a damper on that .. for now, at least.

Bummer. It's such a great place to kill a few hours, damned dangerous to.  Why yes, please please bring us another dozen oysters.  How was NN Hamburgers ?  Haven't hit that yet.  I've got 2 jobs down that way now so I get to do lunch about once every couple weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Bummer. It's such a great place to kill a few hours, damned dangerous to.  Why yes, please please bring us another dozen oysters.  How was NN Hamburgers ?  Haven't hit that yet.  I've got 2 jobs down that way now so I get to do lunch about once every couple weeks.

NN is your basic greasy spoon hamburger joint.  They’ll make your hamburger how ever you want it.  They have a decent beer selection, also.  But, being with the grandkids, we chose milkshakes which were very good ... also with a sizable selection.  You won’t leave hungry.

https://nnburger.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FINAL-2020-SUMMER-MENU-onsite.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, CenTXpony said:

32c905ef090db6743814892ad1c9ca76.jpg
Stopped by Paganos in Norwalk, CT and picked up a dozen CT Blue Points that everyone can find in any Whole Foods or CM but these from Pickle Point CN were exceptional.

4b4a22d1a79afa9577458bad322d9bd1.jpg
Also these shrimp are bad ass.

I'm in.  Could eat my weight in those two items.  What's in the sauce cup on the oysters tray?  Not the standard red sauce w/ horseradish we have in Texas.  Also, seems to be six oysters missing?  I didn't know they came in less than a dozen, or multiples of a dozen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like a mignonette sauce.  Vinegary flavor with scallions. Excellent when done correctly, terrible when mixed by someone who doesn't know what they're doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, CycleTex87 said:

I'm in.  Could eat my weight in those two items.  What's in the sauce cup on the oysters tray?  Not the standard red sauce w/ horseradish we have in Texas.  Also, seems to be six oysters missing?  I didn't know they came in less than a dozen, or multiples of a dozen.

 

4 hours ago, CenTXpony said:

32c905ef090db6743814892ad1c9ca76.jpg
Stopped by Paganos in Norwalk, CT and picked up a dozen CT Blue Points that everyone can find in any Whole Foods or CM but these from Pickle Point CN were exceptional.

4b4a22d1a79afa9577458bad322d9bd1.jpg
Also these shrimp are bad ass.

Did you eat the shrimp raw?

(asking for me and our mutual friend)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm in.  Could eat my weight in those two items.  What's in the sauce cup on the oysters tray?  Not the standard red sauce w/ horseradish we have in Texas.  Also, seems to be six oysters missing?  I didn't know they came in less than a dozen, or multiples of a dozen.

Those six were just the Pickle Point oysters. The CT Blue Points were not pictured. The sauce I made was a mignonette sauce. Red Wine Vinegar, shallots, cracked pepper, salt, and rice vinegar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/27/2020 at 3:09 PM, Reagan1k said:

Last time I was in Houston- pre covid- I met a client for an early dinner at Eunice.

They had a pretty amazing happy hour special on appetizers and their raw bar was included.  It had a great selection of oysters from various places and we partook generously. 

Great place. I hope they make it back. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gulf oysters have no taste.  So grill em til the shells start to separate.  Split them.  Then spoon on some scallion-oil for it to cook just a tad bit more on the grill. 

Delicious.

In coastal France I always try to find an oyster bar for some raw ones with a chilled Chablis.  Unbeatable autumn combo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gulf oysters have no taste.  So grill em til the shells start to separate.  Split them.  Then spoon on some scallion-oil for it to cook just a tad bit more on the grill. 
Delicious.
In coastal France I always try to find an oyster bar for some raw ones with a chilled Chablis.  Unbeatable autumn combo

Nice humblebrag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Looks like a mignonette sauce.  Vinegary flavor with scallions. Excellent when done correctly, terrible when mixed by someone who doesn't know what they're doing.

had it a bunch of different ways, made it myself even, and just flat prefer a homemade cocktail sauce - ketchup, tabasco, lemon, horseradish, maybe a little black pepper, and there you go.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, thrillhammer said:

had it a bunch of different ways, made it myself even, and just flat prefer a homemade cocktail sauce - ketchup, tabasco, lemon, horseradish, maybe a little black pepper, and there you go.  

Yep cocktail, horseradish heavy is my go to (don't forget the worstcheseshire sauce), but a well prepared Mignonette is a nice change of pace sometimes, keep the cocktail sauce handy though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cocktail sauce needs its own thread. I've had some great ones at restaurants, but I've never made one myself that really was special. Please post your recipes!

And on thread topic, raw clams on the half shell are better than oysters much of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm okay on a mignonette every now and then, but in truth, my favorite part of that is dipping a crusty bread into it, giving the bread a vinegary bite.

I like my oysters with either just a squeeze of lemon, or just a bit of a good cocktail sauce with a nice bite to it.  I remember last fall, I had a morning oral argument at the 5th Circuit.  Our flight out wasn't till 3:30.  So GOLL and I hoofed it over to Felix's to park a the oyster bar for a few hours.  Our shucker started his shift right when we got there, and we watched him mix several batches of cocktail sauce.  One of them was fire -- lots of horseradish, lemon, some worcestershire sauce, and I think a splash of louisiana hot sauce.  It was great.

We each tipped him $20 up front, and told him to keep them coming.  He just kept stacking oysters straight onto the bar.  We drank beer and ate oysters...we each added a dozen chargrilled sometime during the afternoon.  We lost count, but think we each put down around 5-6 dozen over the few hours we were there.  In the meantime, we updated the client on how things had gone, and listened to our shucker unload his life story: short version, he had one son heading to serve a long stretch at  Angola, and another heading to Tulane on a full ride.

Felix's was founded in NOLA the year before my mother was born in NOLA.  My family has been eating there since then.  It is one of my happy places in this universe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Sam Lin said:

Cocktail sauce needs its own thread. I've had some great ones at restaurants, but I've never made one myself that really was special. Please post your recipes!

And on thread topic, raw clams on the half shell are better than oysters much of the year.

Ya know, you started off with a nice little post here. Cocktail sauce recipes (the secret is extra horseradish and Worscestershire  sauce).  Then you swerved into ridiculous land.  Clams, chewy little nuggets that don't have the flavor a great oyster does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Ya know, you started off with a nice little post here. Cocktail sauce recipes (the secret is extra horseradish and Worscestershire  sauce).  Then you swerved into ridiculous land.  Clams, chewy little nuggets that don't have the flavor a great oyster does.

But I do love an order of fried whole clams, with bellies -- new england style.  Really, I love all the bivalves.  Gimme some fried or steamed clams, gimme some mussels in garlic white wine sauce, gimme oysters about 5 different ways....I'm happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm okay on a mignonette every now and then, but in truth, my favorite part of that is dipping a crusty bread into it, giving the bread a vinegary bite.
I like my oysters with either just a squeeze of lemon, or just a bit of a good cocktail sauce with a nice bite to it.  I remember last fall, I had a morning oral argument at the 5th Circuit.  Our flight out wasn't till 3:30.  So GOLL and I hoofed it over to Felix's to park a the oyster bar for a few hours.  Our shucker started his shift right when we got there, and we watched him mix several batches of cocktail sauce.  One of them was fire -- lots of horseradish, lemon, some worcestershire sauce, and I think a splash of louisiana hot sauce.  It was great.
We each tipped him $20 up front, and told him to keep them coming.  He just kept stacking oysters straight onto the bar.  We drank beer and ate oysters...we each added a dozen chargrilled sometime during the afternoon.  We lost count, but think we each put down around 5-6 dozen over the few hours we were there.  In the meantime, we updated the client on how things had gone, and listened to our shucker unload his life story: short version, he had one son heading to serve a long stretch at  Angola, and another heading to Tulane on a full ride.
Felix's was founded in NOLA the year before my mother was born in NOLA.  My family has been eating there since then.  It is one of my happy places in this universe.

The airplane shitter must have been a hazardous waste site after that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, DDD Dad said:


The airplane shitter must have been a hazardous waste site after that.

You know, oysters are my natural sustenance (my mother ate them by the gallon when she was pregnant with me).  They sat just fine with me.  As did the couple of airplane whiskeys for dessert.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

But I do love an order of fried whole clams, with bellies -- new england style.  Really, I love all the bivalves.  Gimme some fried or steamed clams, gimme some mussels in garlic white wine sauce, gimme oysters about 5 different ways....I'm happy.

I love fried seafood of all types perfect delivery device for a great cocktail sauce I'll still take Fried oysters or  raw  over clams any day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

I love fried seafood of all types perfect delivery device for a great cocktail sauce I'll still take Fried oysters or  raw  over clams any day

Yeah, I'd probably take fried oysters over clams.  But man, at Newick's seafood in New Hampshire, like nearly 20 years ago, driving between depositions, I had a combo platter of fried clams with bellies and fried scallops, and it was glorious.  If you'd have added fried oysters to that, it would have been one of the best meals of my life.

Again, I love all the bivalves (can't believe I forgot scallops above -- those are the wife's favorite).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

Yeah, I'd probably take fried oysters over clams.  But man, at Newick's seafood in New Hampshire, like nearly 20 years ago, driving between depositions, I had a combo platter of fried clams with bellies and fried scallops, and it was glorious.  If you'd have added fried oysters to that, it would have been one of the best meals of my life.

Again, I love all the bivalves (can't believe I forgot scallops above -- those are the wife's favorite).

Similar memory from the Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, ME.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


mpu


Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...