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I tried oysters last night for the first time. I've had oyster crackers many times, but never actual oysters. I ate two Oysters Rockafeller. They were quite yummy, actually. I was a bit nervous about trying them, but the waiter made them sound really good so I decided to give it a shot. I do like to be adventurous in my eating, and I make every effort to give anything a try once (so long as other people like it I mean).

I'm told Rockafeller is the way to go, especially if you don't really like oysters, because the spinach and cheese and sauce mostly cover up the taste of the actual oyster. I would have to agree. The only adjective I can come up with for the oyster itself is "squishey". I'm not sure what it tasted like. But I put everything I found inside the shells onto a piece of homemade bread, ate it, and found it quite tasty!

Definitely a worthwhile experience. I'm not certain if I'm bold enough to try them raw though - think I'll just stick with Rockafeller.
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retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: July 23rd, 2002 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I lived in Belgium for 13 months.... they are all very big into seafood there, mussles and fries is by far the most pervasive national dish.... raw oysters on the half shell is a close second... very good stuff-
(an aphrodisiac so they say... ;-) another exchange student (a southern cracker from South Carolina, as he was want to discribe himself) disliked them intensely and discribed his first few ones as merely a mouth full of sea water, accidentally swollowed while swimming in the ocean... ;-)

yes sort of squishy, and rather strange taste besides the salty bit... but enjoyed with a good glass of white wine- in my opinion they are exquisite...

but glad that you followed your adventourous heart and at least tried them.... (I honoustly have never had oysters in anyother fassion than raw... mostly because I rarely see them on a menue at all)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2002 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
"a mouthful of sea water"....hahaha! Now there's a description to turn you away from something! You should try the rockafeller, it's really yummy. If you can find somewhere that sells it. If you're ever near Detroit, I'll take ya. (:
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: July 24th, 2002 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
a great a local, and yet world renowned, seafood place is Jack's... haven't been there in a while... but perhaps I'll have to make a point of checking out to see if they have Oysters Rockefeller...
so if your over Albany way...or if I'm over your way...
Then it sounds like a plan!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2002 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Sweeeeet!!!!! I'll look forward to it.
From: eviljohn Date: July 23rd, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Raw oysters prefrences are pretty binary. Either you adore them, or you think it's disgusting.

I'm on the adore side. There are few foods, if any, that I enjoy more than oysters and sushi.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2002 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm. I like sushi. Although I prefer the rolls to the other kind.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 23rd, 2002 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
But did C eat any? And if you eat raw oysters, you really need to get a half a dozen or so plus some alchol on the side help them go down.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2002 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, they were his idea. We each had 2. I'm still not so sure about raw oysters.
bighoward From: bighoward Date: July 23rd, 2002 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now you're ready for Rocky Mountain Oysters !
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2002 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


Why, what is in those?
bighoward From: bighoward Date: July 23rd, 2002 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)


Uh, they'rethe reproductive organs from pigs,somnetimes eaten raw and sometimesroasted.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2002 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
YUCK!!! You're on your own with that one.
From: entropygirl Date: July 24th, 2002 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
No raw oysters?
More for me!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Apparently my friends list is decidedly pro-raw-oyster!
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