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Phillipppi Creek – The Versatility of the Oyster

Perhaps you are unaware of the versatility of the oyster, nature’s jewel of the sea. Oysters are prepared as an appetizer or can become a main dish. Most areas of the world have oysters in their seas, markets, and restaurants. Here you will find mouthwatering dishes that are created from oysters, with a few ingredients listed, but no room for full recipes.
In the United States, there are wide varieties of oyster recipes, from coast to coast. The most popular is the raw oyster, with preferred condiments. Fried oysters are a favorite in the orient, in England, Britain, and other countries. Each part of the globe has its own preferred fried oyster recipe. Try beer-batter recipes using the beer of your choice. The orient has perfected an oyster sauce. In the United States Oysters are normally fried or served on the half-shell.
Oyster stew is another worldwide favorite. Cook Oyster stews with cream or milk, or a combination of both, add butter, salt, pepper, maybe carrots, onions and celery. Use your imagination. Oysters Rockefeller is a preference in many fine restaurants. Maine has various oyster chowder, soup, and stew recipes and even an oven-baked corn/oyster casserole. Try Australian Tasmanian oysters, made with fresh coriander, fresh salsa and served on the half shell, as are most oyster recipes that are not soups, stews, or dressings. Oysters can be steamed, grilled, roasted, baked, served with linguine, and countless other ways. Take care not to over-cook, as they will become rubbery or tough.
Curried oysters are prepared with Madras curry powder, sugar, turmeric, chili flakes, and other items.
Oysters Milanese are prepared with oysters, pancetta or bacon, canned chopped tomatoes with herbs and spices, shredded lettuce and chili flakes -also served on the half shell. We hope this whetted your appetite for the versatile oyster. Enjoy.



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