Monday, March 17, 2008

Raw pleasure

Raw oyster anyone? Dunk it in some cocktail sauce -- ketchup, horseradish sauce, some Tobasco and maybe a squeeze of lemon -- and you're ready for some raw pleasure. It's a favorite in New Orleans. You will pay from $6 to $12 for a dozen of these guys at many restaurants.

The old adage that "oyster make you love longer" may have been debunked, but you'd have hard time getting people around here to believe this delicacy doesn't have something magical about it.

The oysters seem to be very juicy and large this year -- good news for the purist who eat them with no cocktail sauce -- perhaps just a little lemon juice.

Another old saying says that when things are going your way, "the world is your oyster."

-- steve buser

12 comments:

Wanda said...

Yikes ~~~ that's a real close up.

I've never eaten one!!!

Thiên said...

YUM!! I love oysters and this looks great Steve.

Rambling Round said...

Uh oh! I knew I didn't like those things!

Kris McCracken said...

Do you chew or just shallow it whole?

And are they dead when you eat them?

And if they are, how can you tell? ;)

Thanks for sharing these photos, they're a lot of fun!

oldmanlincoln said...

I just can't get them past my eyes. It is like trying to suck the meat off a cooked chicken's foot. Can't get the foot toenails past my eyes into my mouth.

Marc Magisana said...

i prefer my 'ersters fried and on a dressed poboy

Moi said...

i gorge upon seafood but the "cooked" kinds ;DD

Ineke said...

phewww, not much of a fan i am afraid.

Jilly said...

Great photo Steve. I don't like 'em tho and everyone eats them here in France. Or seems to. Sometimes they are served here with a raspberry sauce.

Sonia said...

I rarely eaten one!
But good photo!

Steve Buser said...

Kris -- you can chew them or just do the easy-go-down thing and let them slide down your throat. I suppose they are still alive -- otherwise it would be a health problem to store them for any length of time.

Anonymous said...

Where it is available to eat?