Thursday, January 29, 2009
It's oyster time and during the season raw oysters on the half shell and fried oyster po'boys, are two of my favorite ways to eat them. I love them cooked any way, but to sit at an oyster bar and order a couple of dozen raw oysters then follow that up with fried oysters on a crispy, light loaf of French bread makes me excited just thinking about it.
Oysters have been my passion for over 35 years and I have made a life long quest searching for areas and people that produce great tasting ones. I have traveled far and eaten many an oyster.
About 30 years ago, I started collecting oyster plates and over the years have added several hundred to that collection, which some of them can be seen at http://www.louisianafoods.com/oysterplates/
Tonight I am going out and eating charbroiled oysters and oyster soup. Oysters will be at their best for the next few months, so get a few friends together and get out and enjoy these great oysters that we are so lucky to have in our area.