Comments on: Consider the Oyster http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:46:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Christine http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-452878 Christine Sat, 06 Apr 2013 04:36:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-452878 How long has Grants been there? I lived on N. Topsail about five years ago, and I wish I’d known about it! Though not exactly my favorite duty station, I do miss the deserted beaches in the Spring and Fall. Are the green turtle and riverview cafe still there?

I’m planning on trying the oyster stew this weekend — I recently moved to an oyster Mecca in California and am embarrassed to admit I have not taken advantage of the local fare. Time to remedy that!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438175 Raleigh-Elizabeth Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:37:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438175 we, too, avoid them in the ‘r’ months – but i’ll admit, by the end of july, we usually start cheating and order a dozen now and then : ) i LOVE a good fried oyster (ruth reichl describes what might be the best fried oyster recipe ever in her memoir ‘comfort me with apples’) but if i have both options on the table, i’m going to opt for raw with mignonette sauce, too!

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By: Stefanie http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438173 Stefanie Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:20:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438173 In France, we eat our oysters raw with a mignonette sauce of minced, raw shallots, red wine vinegar and cracked pepper and oysters. My coastal husband refuses to eat oysters othre than in the months with R in the name – so no oysters in the summer when they are “laiteuse” – meaning milky or in their reproduction period.

He tried fried oysters when we were in the panhandle last year and thought it was blasphemy! I prefer them raw too but like the warm, salty taste when you bite into a fried one.

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438062 Lauren Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:25:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438062 Ha- yes I miss the english muffin, but have been on a gluten free diet for awhile now. The avacado and tomato are great substitutes though!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438060 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:08:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438060 First of all, Miggy, I have to tell you that I double-take whenever you comment because Miggy is what we call my mother! Second, is it a sign of my oyster addiction that the soup you describe sounds totally good to me? Admittedly, the sherry and brie and heavy cream in the one we make definitely elevates it from poor-man’s-soup to we’re-so-impressive stew, but an oyster is an oyster and delicious is delicious. Let me know how it goes! I hope you like it as much as we do!

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By: Miggy http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438058 Miggy Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:05:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438058 My love of oyster stew goes back to when I was about 4 or 5 years old and found my grandparents and great-grandparents sitting around the table eating this odd looking soup. I tried it and didn’t exactly like it, but didn’t exactly dis-like it. Over the years I learned to love it. BUT, my grandparents version is definitely a poor-man’s oyster stew. The ingredients are this: 1 can oysters, some butter, and milk. You separate the oyster liquid from the oysters at the beginning, but add most of it back it. And of course some saltines to eat this with…

I’m notorious for this dish–I’ve been made fun of for making and eating this since high school. No one in my family (past or present) besides my grandparents can even stand the smell. Friend, boyfriends and roommates have also shaken their heads in amazement that I eat this…but I love it. That being said, I’ve often wanted to try my hand at a ‘fancy’ version… so I may have to give this a whirl! :)

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438014 Sarah Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:20:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438014 I love that you’ve channeled MFK Fisher here. And oysters are my favorite seafood, hands down. I love to sit at the counter at Grand Central’s Oyster Bar and watch the countermen put together their pan-roasts. Brussels sprouts and caramelized onions? Be still my heart.

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By: Consider the Oyster http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438009 Consider the Oyster Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:45:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438009 [...] Source: http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/ [...]

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By: Angel http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-438001 Angel Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:28:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-438001 I love fried oysters. I just read a scary article about vibriosis, an incredibly rare but extremely deadly food borne pathogen carried by oysters. I’m not going to eat raw oysters anymore.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437997 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:18:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437997 Lauren, that looks so delicious! I make my eggs benedict not too differently – but with avocado and tomato in the place of the ham/bacon and keeping the (insanely delicious, carb-hording) english muffin.

I hope you two have a very romantic evening and enjoy your break from cooking : )

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437990 Lauren Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:54:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437990 I think we’ll be picking up dinner from Whole Foods and taking a break from cooking, but we did talk about making eggs benedict, california style (recipe here: http://plumfieldshop.blogspot.com/2012/08/food-thoughts.html) , which is one of our favorite meals at any time of day or year : )

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437965 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:48:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437965 We’ve tried a bunch of different oyster stew recipes, and this is the one we keep coming back to. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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By: Rosemary http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437963 Rosemary Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:47:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437963 Oysters are delicious treats I never eat enough of. I think I’m going to try that recipe you linked to soon. Sounds amazing.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437955 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:28:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437955 So you love the song, too! I usually serve this with roasted brussels and caramelized onions, but a light salad might be a completely perfect counterbalance.

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By: And-a-barrel-and-a-heap http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437952 And-a-barrel-and-a-heap Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:27:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437952 Drooling. Am positively drooling. What an absolutely splendid idea for Valentine’s treat!

Now, what shall I pair with this oyster delight besides a crusty bread and white wine? Ideas, anybody?

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437950 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:24:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437950 Jen, what makes them the best for you? I LOVE the wide variety of oysters we have here in America from our coasts… but I admit to being completely partial to what’s local!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437949 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437949 Sandi, I feel the same way. Between the sharks and the alligators, I try not to go into cardiac arrest every minute of every day all summer long. But even fears can’t get the best of a beautiful day on the coast of Carolina! W’ville Beach is one of our favorites, too. The waters are just so perfect.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437948 Raleigh-Elizabeth Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:22:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437948 oooh, oyster and artichoke soup! clearly i’m eating at the wrong place!

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437935 Jen Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:11:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437935 Island Creek Oysters are some of the best anywhere — and they ship! http://shop.islandcreekoysters.com/

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By: Sandi http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/consider-the-oyster/comment-page-1/#comment-437934 Sandi Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:08:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30939#comment-437934 PS – I forgot to mention that I can personally attest to the highly potent aphrodisiacal qualities of steamed oysters. :D

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