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jerseygirl127

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Like em raw?? Thu, 12/23/04 9:58 PM (permalink)


OK.. was talking to someone earlier this afternoon about 'pisser clams' and i mentioned that i also like them raw too.. soooooooo i am asking you now-- i guess first of all - i should see if you like clams/oysters.... then the next question is-- raw or cooked/steamed??
personally i like them any way i can get them!

happy eating!!
~~jersey~~
 
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    rumbelly

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    RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 12/23/04 10:23 PM (permalink)
    Oysters from cold waters raw.
    Never have developed a taste for raw clams. Love em steamed!
    Scallops off the boat are great raw, sweet even.
    Other raw stuff I leave in the hands of sushi guys that I trust.
     
    #2
      Tony Bad

      RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 12/23/04 10:27 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by jerseygirl127



      OK.. was talking to someone earlier this afternoon about 'pisser clams' and i mentioned that i also like them raw too.. soooooooo i am asking you now-- i guess first of all - i should see if you like clams/oysters.... then the next question is-- raw or cooked/steamed??
      personally i like them any way i can get them!

      happy eating!!
      ~~jersey~~


      Spent time digging clams commercially, ate one raw, never ate another. Seemed like a ball of snot going down my throat. My friends, however, would take their small boat out to mine, bring some lemons, cocktail sauce, and beer, and eat up my profits while getting a tan...and getting in my way in the process!
       
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        DinoS

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        RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 12/23/04 10:59 PM (permalink)
        Never cared for raw oysters until about 10 years ago, when visiting a friend in Baltimore, I went with him down to a dockside seafood market and bought several dozen right off the boat. We went back to his place and ate them raw with some hot sauce (and a few beers ) and they were delicious. There's nothing like fresh seafood.

        Nowadays (I'm getting 3 dozen tomorrow), since I'm far from the Chesapeake Bay and they have to be flown in, I barbeque them on the grill with a garlic, lemon, parsley compound butter.

        A Christmas Eve tradition in my world.


        Dino
         
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          mr chips

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          RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 12/23/04 11:10 PM (permalink)
          Oysters raw, clams steamed
           
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            lleechef

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            RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 5:08 AM (permalink)
            Oysters raw, clams raw. Unless you're at Mother's in New Orleans then you gotta have a fried oyster po'boy!
             
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              jerseygirl127

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              RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 7:37 AM (permalink)
              DinoS-- thanks.. rub it in.. what time will you be eating those babies??? haha I'm jealous....
              and -- another thanks to lleechef-- thanks for reminding me how good new orleans po'boys are....... never had a raw oyester till we went there.. and got them at lamoines landing (think that's how you spell it) fresh as could be.. they were the best things i'd ever tasted.. then each afternoon after a day of touring and before getting ready for some night life- we'd head back to the hotel and get a dozen or so and a few dixies........ hmmmm
              thanks :)
               
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                Sundancer7

                RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 7:52 AM (permalink)
                Louisiana has great oysters and everytime I am in that part of the world, I always manage to get a couple of dozen raw with some hot sauce and a very cold beer.

                The best oysters I ever had was in South Bend Washington out of Willapa Bay. Huge oysters. The production may not be as huge as Louisiana but they are great.

                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN
                 
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                  Adjudicator

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                  RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 10:26 AM (permalink)
                  Mostly raw oysters, 5-6 dozen per sitting. Sometimes 2-3 dozen raw, 2-3 dozen steamed/grilled/nuked with plenty of butter, parm. cheese, greasy bacon , and a tad of hot sauce. And, BTW, it's no fun unless you shuck them yourself.

                  OK!! I am pissed NOW ... Why would someone post this on Christmas Eve... I am an hour & a half's drive away from Apalachicola... !!!



                  http://www.gulfoysters.net/recipes_page1.htm
                   
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                    EdSails

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                    RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 2:22 PM (permalink)
                    Oysters raw, clams steamed or in chowder. Clams raw in sushi though----yum!
                    With oysters I like either some tabasco or mignionette sauce.
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 2:38 PM (permalink)
                      Never eat "pissers" raw. Those are soft-shell clams and are best steamed. Cherrystones are my favorites when it comes to raw clams. A little lemon, some hot sauce, and I'm in heaven. Raw oysters, on the other hand, I just cannot eat.I've tried. God knows I've tried, but I just am not able to get them to go down. Roast them, bake them, fry them, stew them -- anything them -- and I'll eat them till the shells form a mountain.
                       
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                        Tommy2dogs

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                        RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 3:17 PM (permalink)
                        Just picked up a 5lb. sack of Mahogany Clams. I understand taht Mahogany is a Marketing name for small Ocean Quahogs. Never had them before, They are the same size as a littleneck. Going to have them tonight, Some Raw some Casino and some baked Oreganato.
                         
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                          chezkatie

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                          RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 4:26 PM (permalink)
                          I love raw clams and raw oysters. Tonight my daughter in law will be dining on coconut shrimp while my son and I, along with the small ones will be dining on raw oysters with hot sauce, oyster stew and to top it off, "oyster po boys"...........I just finished making the most super sauce for them! I like dinner on Christmas eve more than dinner on Christmas day!
                           
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                            Phishmonger

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                            RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 4:53 PM (permalink)
                            Tommy-
                            I'd be careful eating those Mahoganies raw.As a matter of fact, I would NOT eat them raw! They'll be best steamed or casino, as you mentioned. For raw eating, use Cherrystones or Littlenecks ( simply different sizes of hard shell clams [quahogs] ). And, yes, Michael, you are right....Soft Shell Clams (or pisser clams if you must) should be cooked before eating. Steamed is best, but they make an excellent chowder. Oysters raw...I prefer Northern, especially P.E.I. Malpeques, when available. Scallops, as mentioned by someone, excellent raw when very fresh. I spent most of the day at my former fish market helping the new owner serve the public for their holiday meals.
                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 4:58 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Phishmonger

                              Tommy-
                              I'd be careful eating those Mahoganies raw.As a matter of fact, I would NOT eat them raw! They'll be best steamed or casino, as you mentioned. For raw eating, use Cherrystones or Littlenecks ( simply different sizes of hard shell clams [quahogs] ). And, yes, Michael, you are right....Soft Shell Clams (or pisser clams if you must) should be cooked before eating. Steamed is best, but they make an excellent chowder. Oysters raw...I prefer Northern, especially P.E.I. Malpeques, when available. Scallops, as mentioned by someone, excellent raw when very fresh. I spent most of the day at my former fish market helping the new owner serve the public for their holiday meals.

                              We called them pissers because they'd squirt when you walked over them on the sandbars. That's how we found them when we went digging.The fact is, I didn't know they had any other name till I was grown and gone from Long Island Sound.
                               
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                                mayor al

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                                RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                Raw Oysters...next would come fried as my preference.. Then a Dozen Rockefeller to finish the evening.

                                Clams, Steamed, with Butter to dip them into...Then whole-belly fried ala Clam Box style etc. A bunch of Clams Casino would be a fine dish also.

                                Scallops, Large Sea Scallops over the mini-marshmellow sized Bay Scallops. Best Skewered with onion and peppers on the grill. Second choice would put them in a Scampi !

                                I don't know if Shrimp are part of this, or Crawdads, but give me a bucket of either, preferably Shrimp Iced and ready for peel-n-eat hot sauce !! Say about a gross of cocktail sized...
                                Oh year you better ask OUTBACK to send over 2 dozen of the large Coconut Shrimp for a rap-up for this whole thread topic !!
                                And a 12 pack of Shiner Bock
                                 
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                                  Sundancer7

                                  RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 12/24/04 5:54 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                  Raw Oysters...next would come fried as my preference.. Then a Dozen Rockefeller to finish the evening.

                                  Clams, Steamed, with Butter to dip them into...Then whole-belly fried ala Clam Box style etc. A bunch of Clams Casino would be a fine dish also.

                                  Scallops, Large Sea Scallops over the mini-marshmellow sized Bay Scallops. Best Skewered with onion and peppers on the grill. Second choice would put them in a Scampi !

                                  I don't know if Shrimp are part of this, or Crawdads, but give me a bucket of either, preferably Shrimp Iced and ready for peel-n-eat hot sauce !! Say about a gross of cocktail sized...
                                  Oh year you better ask OUTBACK to send over 2 dozen of the large Coconut Shrimp for a rap-up for this whole thread topic !!
                                  And a 12 pack of Shiner Bock


                                  Mr. Mayor: I think you would appreciate this. I have never had Shiner Boch but I noticed a huge sign coming into Knoxville noting Shiner Boch for sale. I do not think it had been offered here before. I have noted your commenting on it for some time. I will pick up a six pack and give you my comments at a later time.

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
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                                    tiki

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                                    RE: Like em raw?? Sun, 12/26/04 11:03 PM (permalink)
                                    Cherrystone clams!!!--Raw!!!wonderful,the taste of the north atlantic at its peak!!!
                                     
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                                      jerseygirl127

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                                      RE: Like em raw?? Sun, 12/26/04 11:11 PM (permalink)
                                      man-- you're making me hungry!! i know they are not that filling but boy do i miss them.... :)
                                       
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                                        seafarer john

                                        RE: Like em raw?? Mon, 12/27/04 4:47 PM (permalink)
                                        A local restaurant that specializes in German/Swiss food frequently has "Bili Bi" (definitly not German/Swiss) on the menu. It is a highly seasoned oyster stew, with lots of curry and hot pepper, bright yellow in color, and delicious. It goes great with beer and dark bread.

                                        Cheers, John
                                         
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                                          tiki

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                                          RE: Like em raw?? Mon, 12/27/04 9:00 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by seafarer john

                                          A local restaurant that specializes in German/Swiss food frequently has "Bili Bi" (definitly not German/Swiss) on the menu. It is a highly seasoned oyster stew, with lots of curry and hot pepper, bright yellow in color, and delicious. It goes great with beer and dark bread.

                                          Cheers, John

                                          John---that sounds really good to me---any chance you can get hold of the recipe
                                           
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                                            howard8

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                                            RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 12/30/04 11:01 AM (permalink)
                                            I also like oysters and clams all ways.
                                            My favorite is raw.
                                            Two years ago on LBI, NJ my brother and I hit
                                            the mother load.
                                            Right on the shore line there were little neck
                                            clams on the sand.
                                            One clam led to another and simply digging in
                                            the sand with our hands we filled a five gallon
                                            bucket. Some we opened and ate as we were gathering.
                                            We had clams on the half shell, clams oreganata,
                                            New Englands clam chowder and pasta with white clam
                                            sauce.
                                            Soft shell clams definetly steamed, wow are they
                                            good.
                                            Oysters preferably raw.
                                            I'm getting hungry just writing this.
                                             
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                                              jerseygirl127

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                                              RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 12/30/04 8:34 PM (permalink)
                                              i was getting hungry just reading that.... i can't believe you came across them like that on LBI.. that's crazy.. i've never seen that.. bet that was like hitting the lottery!!!
                                              amazing.. things like that never happen to me...
                                              enjoyed reading that and imagining tasting them...
                                              never had soft shell crabs though..
                                              ~~jersey~~
                                               
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                                                garykg6

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                                                RE: Like em raw?? Wed, 01/5/05 4:23 PM (permalink)
                                                oh,the inhumanity of living in Florida when it comes to raw seafood(clams,oysters)......In Maine and NJ,we had 'pissers'(which were called either piss clams or steamers) raw cherrystones,littleneck's and oysters, I love(d) them all. Down here,raw clams are not found but occasionally raw oysters are, but they seem to lack the briny flavor that was so good up north and in any case,you are warned off especially if you have any liver or kidney problems.
                                                I would commit unspeakable acts for 1 dozen cherrystones, a bucket of steamers and a Crescent City Po'boy and I'll go with the Mayor on the Rockefeller oysters for desert......thats eating!!
                                                 
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                                                  angelfood

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                                                  RE: Like em raw?? Thu, 01/6/05 5:58 PM (permalink)
                                                  This is probably OT, however, isn't bach beer made from the scrapings of the vats/barrells after the last batch of regular beer for the year is produced?
                                                   
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                                                    olphart

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                                                    RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 01/7/05 10:36 AM (permalink)
                                                    I have a standing bet that I can eat a hundred r'oysters at a single sitting. Any takers?
                                                     
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                                                      Rusty246

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                                                      RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 01/7/05 10:54 AM (permalink)
                                                      Oysters raw or lightly steamed(36 max so far), clams lightly steamed. Anything that chews like rubber gets sent back. I can get that from my desk drawer...
                                                       
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                                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                                        RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 01/7/05 11:01 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by seafarer john

                                                        A local restaurant that specializes in German/Swiss food frequently has "Bili Bi" (definitly not German/Swiss) on the menu. It is a highly seasoned oyster stew, with lots of curry and hot pepper, bright yellow in color, and delicious. It goes great with beer and dark bread.

                                                        Cheers, John

                                                        I've never heard of Billi Bi being made with anything other than mussels.
                                                         
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                                                          mudbug

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                                                          RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 01/7/05 11:19 AM (permalink)
                                                          Oysters on the half-shell.Cold water are the best.This,of course won't stop me from eating a few dozen when I'm in Louisiana.Littleneck clams are best in the raw department IMHO.Get them as small as the law allows.Michael is right about eating "pissers".There's a reason that they are called steamers.Eat them steamed with some butter/lemon and a cup of clam broth.Wow!Raw bay scallops (particularly from my home waters of Nantucket) are sweet nuggets of deleesh that cannot be improved upon by any recipe.Again -this won't stop me from eating said scallops anyway I can get them.In fact,I think it will be scallops for dinner tonight.
                                                           
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                                                            tmiles

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                                                            RE: Like em raw?? Fri, 01/7/05 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                                            I fondly remember the raw oysters and littlenecks that I enjoyed in dive bars during my mis spent youth, but today I seldom eat them. When I eat them now, I pay top dollar to eat them in an upscale restaurant in the hope that I am getting a cleaner product. I know that the dive may buy from the same wholesaler, but I also think that the dive may have bought a basket of midnight harvested oysters from a closed area. All I can report is that in the last year I did not get sick from eating raw seafood at: The Back Eddy in Westport Mass, The Sole Proprieter in Worcester Mass, or at Legal Seafoods (many locations).
                                                             
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