Oysters don’t have to be intimidating. Follow The Oyster Girls’ expert tips on selecting and enjoying them.
When introducing someone to oysters, Aluxa asks “What would you rather eat, ice cream or potato chips?” If the answer is potato chips, she knows she has “half their soul in my pocket” as those who prefer salt will be drawn to the briny nature of oysters. If the answer is ice cream, she knows that a sweeter oyster, such as those from Washington, will best satisfy their sweet-tooth palate.
“Just like wine, it is up to the individual palate to interpret
and decipher the flavors they are experiencing” –Aluxa, The Oyster Girls
Those who are uneasy about large oysters should look for Kumamoto oysters which tend to be smaller and more approachable. Some people think an oyster should be swallowed whole. However, chewing them is the best way to release the flavors, and it may be more pleasant to swallow.
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