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The Oyster – a delicious mollusc that us humans have been eating for thousands of years. More recently we have become better at serving it – from raw with horseradish and hot sauce, to grilling and frying. There are so many delicious recipes you can use with a simple bushel of oysters.
One of my favorites is the Chargrilled Oyster. It is so delicious, full of garlicky butter and topped with yummy parmesan cheese, there really is no better way to serve an oyster!
Oyster House – this is what a lot of restaurants that specialize in oysters will call themselves. In fact, the Original Oyster House is a famous oyster restaurant in Gulf Shores that is renowned for their delicious oyster selection!
Also known as an Oyster House. An Oyster bar is a place where the serving of oysters is common place and they’re famous for it.
A business of farming oysters. They’re bred and grown for their pearls, shells and meat. Oyster farming has been in practice since 1000 BC by the ancient Romans.
- *Chargrilled Oysters*
- Oysters on the half shell
- Creole Seasoning
- Chopped Parsley
- Parmesan Cheese
- Lemon wedges
Place the oysters on the half shell onto the grill – with the butter mix. Cook for about 5 minutes – until the edges start to bubble.
After about 5 minutes add the parmesan cheese and chives.
Cook for a further 2 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
These delicious chargrilled oysters are dripping with buttery garlicky goodness with a touch of parmesan cheese to top it off - better than an oyster bar are those made at home, with friends.
- 2 Dozen Oysters, on the half shell
- 1/2 Cup Butter, salted
- 2 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
- 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp. Creole Seasoning
- 2 Tsp. Chopped Parsley
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
- Chopped chives for garnish (optional)
- Lemon Wedges for garnish (optional)
- Light your grill. If using a gas grill allow the temperature to settle at med-high. If using charcoal you'll want to add the oysters to cook once the coals have turned white and stopped smoking.
- After opening the oyster shells lay the oysters out on a tray (try to preserve some of the juice inside if they have any)
- In a bowl melt the butter, add the garlic, black pepper, creole seasoning and chopped parsley and stir until combined.
- Spoon evenly onto each oyster.
- Place the oysters on the grill once ready and cook for 5 minutes. You'll notice the outer edges start to bubble.
- At this point add a pinch of parmesan cheese to each oyster and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from the grill and serve immediately with lemon wedges and hot sauce.
When opening your oysters, if they are fresh enough and you don't mind doing so try one of them (or try the juice inside) to check for saltiness. If they're not salty add more seasoning to the butter mixture.
Amount Per Serving Calories 311Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 105mgSodium 619mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 15g
A bushel is the measurement given, basically, for a sack of oysters.
This is just a term for a restaurant that specializes in preparing oysters for consumption.
An oyster bar restaurant is the same as mentioned above, a restaurant/bar dedicated to the preparation of serving oysters for consumption.
Oyster bar, oyster house, oyster bar restaurant, same same. lol
Your best course of action will be to enter that exact search term into the google search box ‘oysters near me’ and it will give you a list of places where you can find oysters.
This is a special knife made especially for opening the shell of an oyster. The blade is dull but VERY strong so that it doesn’t break when prying open the shell.
There are roughly 100 oysters in a bushel.
Yes, just like for you an me, oysters are a wonderful source of protein. Of course depending on if you cook them and what you cook them with….
As long as you have your location turned on on your mobile phone you can search using google. Just type in ‘oyster bar near me’ and it will quickly give you the results of the oyster bars closest to you.
Shucking oysters is easy, as long as you have the right type of knife and an oyster glove. Just use the blade to slice along the inside of the shell until it begins to open then twist the knife until the oyster shell pops.
Lol, nothing to do with a real oyster. This is a comical name given to bull’s testicles that have been cooked for consumption.