Oyster Roast

Oyster Roast




The Hatteras Island Oyster Roast will take place Feb. 2 from 1 to 4 . For more info. go to www.NCCoast.org


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Cant wait we went last year and it was a great time.


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Was COLD last year.


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Was COLD last year.

Alexy


very true, i planned better this year i got a pair of overalls, lol


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We will be working hard to make sure everyone has a great time but please remember to put all oyster shells in the netting tube and NOT in the trash. Thank you


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I do believe that this oyster roast is a favorite. Others:
1. Bowen's island on Folly Beach SC, frogmore stew and shrimp and grits are outstanding also.
2. C&H oyster bar near Elizabeth City NC.
3. Chincoteague oyster roast is good also.


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Interested on comments on the Oyster Roast. I love oysters but had never had them roasted. we made some on our grill a couple of weeks ago when our local grocery store had Maryland oysters on sale. I liked them but still prefer raw ones. We have attended the oyster festival in Fulton, Tx. Oysters everywhere but I don't think there were any roasted. Just looking for insight into this preparation. The good news with roasting was that shucking the oysters was not necessary - they opened up on the their own.


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You would probably enjoy a roasted oyster. It is the same oyster you would eat raw but steamed for 10-12 mins over coals and served right after that. You can then dip it in some cocktail sauce , butter, some people use a favorite hot sauce ect.
Just make sure you have some friends because like a crab picking it is a very social event.
BTW yesterday's events weather was Perfect!


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We had over 500 oyster lovers Saturday and the temp. was just nice for the roast. Thank everyonel for been there, we all had a great time and there was plenty of oysters left on the tables at closing.

For those not familiar with oysters, raw and roasted.
Most if not all of these oysters sold locally are grown in cages or bags. They grow in the water colum, surface or about 6-8" off the bottom, the oysters that are used as raw oysters are grown more or less on the surface and are "cleaner" inside and out and saltier than the ones grown near the bottom. You can tell just by looking at an oyster shell where they have been all their life. In general, raw oysters are harder to open than roasted but a roasted oyster that did not get enough heat will be just as hard to open. Now I am going to "get in the weeds" a little, I like them all but I my opinion a raw oyster that was taken from the surface is much more salty and tastier than one taken from close to the bottom if taken from the same general location but that is ONLY my opinion. Thanks again!


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Would love to see pictures if anyone shot any.

John


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We had over 500 oyster lovers Saturday and the temp. was just nice for the roast. Thank everyonel for been there, we all had a great time and there was plenty of oysters left on the tables at closing.

For those not familiar with oysters, raw and roasted.
Most if not all of these oysters sold locally are grown in cages or bags. They grow in the water colum, surface or about 6-8" off the bottom, the oysters that are used as raw oysters are grown more or less on the surface and are "cleaner" inside and out and saltier than the ones grown near the bottom. You can tell just by looking at an oyster shell where they have been all their life. In general, raw oysters are harder to open than roasted but a roasted oyster that did not get enough heat will be just as hard to open. Now I am going to "get in the weeds" a little, I like them all but I my opinion a raw oyster that was taken from the surface is much more salty and tastier than one taken from close to the bottom if taken from the same general location but that is ONLY my opinion. Thanks again!

Spearo#1

I'll go a little deeper and say that oysters that are near the surface that get a regular "sun cycle" are tastier. Also VA oysters from higher up in the bay are less salty than oysters from the lower bay and western shores.
In NC the same thing applies to oysters grown nearer the inner banks , swan quarter and the Neuse and the Pamlico river and those further out in the sound.
I will recommend you try smoking oysters. Our neighbor turned us onto them ( actually all he did was smoke them and the smell drew us over there to ask what it was). Simply open the oysters put them on a tray and mix up butter a stick of butter 2 tsp of your favorite hot sauce 1 tsp of garlic and mix and add to each oyster then smoke for 1 hr at 225 degrees using light wood like apple or cherry. Take out and serve immediately


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^^
So do you open them all the way and lay them “on the half shell” in the smoker? Very intrigued by this and may try it next time we get them.


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exactly how you do that. Just discard the top
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Would love to see pictures if anyone shot any.

John

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Would love to see pictures if anyone shot any.

John

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Alexy


Thanks Alexy. Looks like great time. I'm going to have to try smoking them.

John


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