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OYSTERS!...eat 'em alive!

  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    I love oysters on the 'half" shell. Do you?
    What do you like with them?...lemon juice? crackers? horse radish and catsup?..eh?
    Where have you gotten the best ones? They must be freshly shucked, cold and alive to be the best.
    How many can ya eat at 1 sitting?

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I tried an oyster one time. It was disgusting lol

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beverage … hooter.htm


      personally, they make me want to vomit...
      but thus recipe might be good for anyone who likes 'em?

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hahahaha...vomit eh?
        I can eat about 4 -5 doz. before the main course.
        Ya don't wanna sit at the same table with me when I'm "slurpin'"..lol I need a rubber apron!
        Naw, I'm just kiddin'...about the apron.   :-)

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image66
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yeah baked with little soy sauce plus green "citrus" for sauce, can eat full bucket hehe

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Pretty:
        I even like 'em that way...ya got good taste!

    4. emievil profile image83
      emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      To those who don't like oysters, better not read this. smile

      Love oysters. We clean up their shells then pour hot (not boiling) water on them and leave them for a while. Then we crack them open, get the meat and dip it on vinegar with onions. It's our local version of sashimi (yum!).

      Also like them baked (like Maita).

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm with you! I like oysters anyway I can get 'em.
        But, I like em best raw and alive...yummm

        1. emievil profile image83
          emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LOL. If I eat them raw, I'll make my relatives sick. They can't even stand eating sashimi! Putting in the hot water is a compromise so that all of us will get to eat them. Technically, however, they're still raw big_smile.

    5. michifus profile image86
      michifusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Love them - The most I have had raw is 6. It is an acquired taste though!

      They are great on a BBQ  - put the half shell on, a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, a touch of chilli - Yum.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Michi:
        I don't know about the chile....but i've left 'em in the 1/2 shell on the barbie....and yep with a squirt of lemon...delish!

    6. gmrfish profile image59
      gmrfishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Best steamed in their own juices! Don't care for raw though.

  2. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 7 years ago

    When I was a child, my family and another often went to the beach together. Chesapeake Bay, guess it wasn't as polluted then and still safe. The adult friends 'caught' the oysters and ate them like that; I asked to see one but it looked horrible! I've never tried them but at the Jazz Festival every year, another friend of mine gorges on them, she loves them.

    What ever made you look at an oyster and think it was food?

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaha   Good question!
      Years ago I was with friends In Shreveport, LA,...we were having a few drinks and my friends ordered oysters on he 1/2 shell..
      argghhhh...lol.. but after a few slurps and a couple more daqueris (spelling), I was talked into trying one...I LOVED IT!
      I've been eatin' 'em "alive," ever since...
      Don't knock it if ya ain't tried it....:-)

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        StormRyderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh I tried it!! Then puked!! big_smile

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hahaha...I hope there were seagulls there to savor the bits...lol

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    I do not care for oysters.  I do enjoy little necks on the half shell.

    Little necks are a New England term for small quahogs.

    Lemon juice or cocktail sauce.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Arthur:
      ...delicious!
      I love 'em to!
      If it comes outa the ocean and is in a shell, I'll eat it...:-)

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Scallops..   My favorite food, though I need them cooked.

        I have seen others eat them raw.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Arthur:
          I used to commercial dive for "rock scallops" in S Calif.
          They and "abalone" are my absolute favorites!
          Rock scallops are "sessile," easy to gather and the "meat" is butter colored and about twice the size of scallops ya get at restaurants.....deeeelicious!!

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      awwwww..I know this is off tpoic but ever since you said this, Ive been tryign to remeber... what aer the ohter gross molllusk thingys with huge necks? I forgot tehe name of them, they were on Dirty Jobs...

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        longnecks....I call 'em horsec*ck clams

  4. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Sorry qwark - they're vile. Like a snot-filled shell. Just the sight of them makes me come close to hoofing. I'm happy to hear you like them but for me? No ta hmm

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Frog:
      "Snot?"
      Jeez! you swallow a mason jar'a "snot" everyday!
      Only dif with oyster "snot" is ya chew it b4 ya swallow it....lolol...:-)

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this



        *throws up* neutral

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Awww Frog!
          Now ya gota clean yer keyboard....lol :-)

          1. frogdropping profile image85
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this



            *nods*

            Heyyyyy maybe we should drag the bible into this - like, wasn't there something somewhere that said something about oysters? Then we could all fight, fall out, go silent, sulk, come back and do it all over again wink

            *just peeked in the religious forum - as hot as hades as ever*

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              nope its against shrimp..  lol

              http://godhatesshrimp.com/

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                oysters are safe, but yucky.

            2. qwark profile image60
              qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              FRog:
              Ya gotta get away from myth and fairytale every-once-in-a-while and chat about serious stuff like eating live oysters...eh?   :-)

  5. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    The very first time I had one, at the age of 12, I didn't know you were not supposed to chew them. YUK. It was pretty disgusting.
    These days I love them( I know better now ).
    I don't have many at any one sitting, and like them any way I have had them. big_smile

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Aka:
      ..yer the man!    :-)

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    I tried one once. Couldn't get it down.  The only thing available to wash it down with was orange juice at the time-- that didn't work either.

    There is a reason they are served with plenty of lemon or chili or tobasco or daqueris.-- preferably with lemon chili tobasco daqueris

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Rochelle:
      I like to give the "erster" a little body to the bite...so I eat 'em with a cracker after I soak 'em in lemon juice....mmm mmm good! :-)

  7. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    @Justine - I think you might mean whelks. Equally vile. My dad use to give me one, sit me outside the market on Saturdays and say 'chew it then swallow doll. Don't move until you've chewed it up small enough to eat or you'll choke'. I'd be sat chewing rubber 'til he returned then get to spit it out. I never worked out what he was doing - I was so determined to chew one of them damn things up hmm

  8. Csjun89 profile image76
    Csjun89posted 6 years ago

    Defintely
    11 oysters at one go once!

  9. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I love oysters roasted on the grill - especially ones from Apalachicola. Now I'm worried the oil spill will ruin them.

  10. zzron profile image61
    zzronposted 6 years ago

    I can't stand oysters not even fried.  My favorite seafood is fried shrimp with tartar sauce.

  11. sagbee profile image60
    sagbeeposted 6 years ago

    I can't eat Oysters.. it taste disgusting.. Man How do you do that yikes

    1. michifus profile image86
      michifusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      open mouth. tilt head back. pour down that salty goodness.

  12. Anolinde profile image88
    Anolindeposted 6 years ago

    I love them raw, too!  That's what years spent living in Japan did to me tongue  I had bad food poisoning from them last time I had them, though, and haven't had them since (been years), lol.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ano:
      When ya get a bad one, ya gotta wash yer mouth and stick another one back in....lol
      It's like riding a horse, if ya fall off ya gotte get right back on or yer done.....lol
      I've been eating 'em for many many years and (knock on wood) never gotten sick...hada few bad'ns, but it didnt stop me..I can down 4 -5 dozen at a sitting..
      Sagbee....yer a wus...lol...try 'em again! you'll love 'em..:-)

  13. solar.power profile image61
    solar.powerposted 6 years ago

    Bring on the lemon juice!

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    I love them as well as roasted pig eyes.

    1. michifus profile image86
      michifusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      now that's just plain weird

  15. CoffeeLove profile image59
    CoffeeLoveposted 6 years ago

    i like them baked topped with cheese and some herbs.

  16. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    As an initiation process for a club in high school, a string would be tied to a raw oyster and after the boy to be initiated swallowed it, it was pulled back up.  This way it only took a few oysters!

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    ever been to a hog roast?

    1. michifus profile image86
      michifusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep - but someone must have got to the eyes before me. Maybe it was you!

  18. Maddie Ruud profile image81
    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago

    I hate them.  My partner's alcoholic (and very large) ex-roommate once cornered me drunkenly and poured one down my throat.  It was rather traumatizing.

  19. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Oysters are bad news when they just look at you with their one shaped muscle mass....they give me nightmares!

  20. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    The best oyster on the half shell I've eaten are from Louisiana and N.Fla.
    I was working in Shreveport LA and working out at the local YMCA.
    A bunch'a my workout buds and I used to go, every thursday, to a local eatery where raw oysters were served. We'd see who could down the most before ordering a meal...lol My best was 6 doz...then,...dinner.....:-)

  21. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    how about cockels? they smell nice but I think I only tried once!

 
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