Do you love oysters or do you need some convincing? With Valentine’s day this weekend you may want to see if oysters really do have an aphrodisiac effect. Have a read of Ruth from Let Her Eat Clean’s post where she mentions some very interesting research on the matter…
With this in mind and also because oysters are in season we thought it would be great to share some of our favourite recipes and places to eat oysters and maybe tempt a few more people into eating them as according to this article nearly two thirds of the British population have never eaten one.
- If you love the flavours of Thai food then this Thai oyster salad from Lins Food with lemongrass, chillies, lime juice sounds amazing.
- If raw oysters aren’t your cup of tea then these Loch Fyne oysters with soy and ginger from Andy’s Kitchen could be the answer. Gently cooked for just two minutes and served with pak choi and the sauce. Mmmm.
- One of the best places to eat fresh oysters in the UK, apparently, is Whitstable in Kent, and Lavender and Lovage gives us a bit of history behind the Whitstable Oyster festival which is held every July.
- Another great way to get the flavour of oysters into your recipes is with oyster sauce which is what A Glug Of Oil has done with this tasty choi sum in oyster sauce with fried shallots and garlic.
- Something a little different is Saucy Dressings’ oyster stuffed beef with tzatziki and summery peas which is made using a tin of smoked oysters.
- Eat Cook Explore writes about the oyster festival menu at Patara Soho with the experience including fresh Maldon Rock oysters with a simple vinaigrette and deep fried oysters in soda batter.
- How about a filling pumpkin and chicken in oyster sauce with chilli and basil courtesy of Gingey Bites? It sounds so good doesn’t it.
- Marmaduke Scarlet also uses a tin of smoked oysters in her recipe, this time to make a delicious Jerusalem artichoke soup with smoked oyster gremolata.
- If you are celebrating Chinese New Year at the weekend then Live For Food’s Chinese chicken should be on your menu, a mix of oyster sauce, sweet chilli sauce and five spice giving it a zing!
- Finally we have the Food Goblin’s oysters rockefeller– a combination of salty, plump and creamy oyster served with crisp nuggets of bacon, creamy rich bechamel sauce, spinach and finished off under the grill.
How do you like to eat your oysters? Raw with a slice of lemon? Or do you have a special recipe for them? Let us know.
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