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Pancho

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Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 2:14 PM (permalink)
seafarer john


Here's a simple delicious mignonette sauce to try on your oysters on the half shell:  1 oz. red wine vinegar
                1 finely chopped shallot ( about 2 Tblsp.)
                freshly ground white or black pepper to taste.
                (salt to taste, if you want)
                 Mix ingredients together and let stand while to blend the      
                 flavors. Spoon a 1/8 tsp. or so, on each oyster and serve. 

Cheers, John
We used almost the exact same sauce at GCS as I recall. It is wonderful.


 
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    Pancho

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    Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 2:18 PM (permalink)
    mayor al


    Pancho,
      My delicate little wife snarled like a Lioness with cubs everytime Pov pete reached for another Oyster off the Sampler !! (AND THEY ARE FRIENDS--NORMALLY!)
     I had ordered the Fried Oyster/Shrimp Dinner prior to my second dozen of the raw Oysters...were I to do the evening over I would have skipped the fried stuff and just kept downing the brews and Raw Oysters. As it is I quit after four dozen..Had I not had the fried stuff in front of me I would have done a gross of those beauties in their shells...and shared the beers with others.

    A second good place we found  (again with Poverty Pete) was the Moon River Brew Pub in Savannah,GA. if I recall they served a Sampler of three types (total a dozen for $9.99). Very Good, But Wintzells was the best I have ever had!

    Another question raised was about using Bourbon in a Shooter. I would think the strong flavor of the Bourbon would really "drown" the delicate flavor of the Oyster much more than a lighter Booze like Vodka or Schnapps might.
    That's funny....I can relate when I get a dozen or so Rockefeller or Bienville and I end up stabbing my wife's hand with my fork. (not really)....I love those sampler platters and the raw as well. We are of the same mold....as far as the bourbon, I'll have a shot or two of small batch Kentucky AFTER dinner, thank you.


     
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      PapaJoe8

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      Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 2:24 PM (permalink)
      Al;

      I would have snarled to! Now to track down those Wintzells recipes.

      Your right about the bourbon. That's why I was thinking a smoked oyster. The bourbon might still overpower the flavor though? Although... it might be a fun experiment. :~)

      A gross... have yall watched Adam, the Man vs Food guy, down those 180 in New Orleans? That made me real hungry for oysters!

      Oh, has anyone had a smoke oyster that did not come out of a can? I bet those central Texas BBQ folks could make a good one.
      Joe
       
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        HotDogHead

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        Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 2:40 PM (permalink)
        I love the oyster shooters at JAX Fish House in Denver.  Here is a copy/paste from their menu. 

        oyster shooters  $2.00
        east coast oyster, vodka, bloody mary mix, served in a martini glass 
         
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          PapaJoe8

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          Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 2:48 PM (permalink)
          I just checked out the Wintzells menu... WOW.

          Just a few things that caught my eye;

          Soon to be famous char broiled oysters on the half shell

          Oysters Monterey... with jalapenos, bacon and cheese (how were those yall?)

          Oyster Stew

          Our Famous Buffalo Shrimp
           
          Jerk Chicken Chili Bowl

          I said a few. lots more sounds great!
          Joe

           
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            PapaJoe8

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            Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 3:05 PM (permalink)
            HDH, those Jax shooters sound great! Neat bloody mary mix idea. I might have a squeeze of lime w/ mine. :~)
            Joe
             
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              HotDogHead

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              Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Wed, 03/11/09 3:24 PM (permalink)
              PapaJoe8


              HDH, those Jax shooters sound great! Neat bloody mary mix idea. I might have a squeeze of lime w/ mine. :~)
              Joe


              That's a great idea Joe.  I will definitely have to try that.
               
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                mar52

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                Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Thu, 03/12/09 1:08 AM (permalink)
                ....  They're alive?????

                *Gasp*

                Interesting thread with lots of answers.  Thanks to all!
                I've had Oysters Bienville and would eat them every day if I could find them here.  Had them in New Orleans along with Oysters Rockefeller.

                I also love smoked oysters right out of the can.  I prefer the tiny ones, but have no problem eating the larger smoked oysters.  Quite tasty!

                I have no problem eating sushi, but something about raw oysters has steered me away.

                Now I must try them!

                Somewhere that serves a lot of them for sure.

                Thanks again.
                 
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                  PapaJoe8

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                  Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Thu, 03/12/09 1:35 PM (permalink)
                  Mar, they are known to be ab acquired taste. I liked my 1st one but many folks had to try them a few times before they liked them.

                  I tease my friends, who don;t like raw oysters by saying... "You might not like your first raw oyster, but you WILL like your 101st. one". :~)

                  Yes Mar, good info here, thanks all!
                  Joe
                   
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                    Pancho

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                    Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Thu, 03/12/09 5:44 PM (permalink)
                    That reminds me of a story about my daughter....we were at the Acme in New Orleans and I was eating a few dozen....she was four at the time and I told her that I'd give her $10.00 if she ate an oyster. She crinkled up her nose and said o.k. After attempting to slightly chew and swallow it, she coughed up about a half. "Dad, can I at least have $5.00 now?" Fifteen years later she can almost keep up with me.
                     
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                      MilwFoodlovers

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                      Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Thu, 03/12/09 10:12 PM (permalink)
                      I have no idea who has the best oyster shooter but my favorite are the ones served with a raw quail egg (believe me when I say I was sure I wouldn't like it) served at Fujiyama in West Allis (Milwaukee) Wisconsin. Mmm, mmm, getting hungry just thinking of them. Calling X1!
                       

                       
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                        X1

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                        Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Thu, 03/12/09 10:26 PM (permalink)
                        Here!

                        I totally agree. I'll eat oysters any way I can get 'em, and I love oyster shooters.
                        The ones from Fujiyama are a whole different ballgame.
                        Oyster, spicy sake, and a raw quail egg - doesn't get much better.

                        I was craving these for the last few days - now I'm REALLY craving them! Come on, FL - we're goin' tomorrow night!

                         
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                          PapaJoe8

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                          Re:Oyster Shooters, Who has the best? Fri, 03/13/09 7:36 AM (permalink)
                          Nice picture MilwF!!!

                          X1, wish I was you!

                          Now to find some Quail eggs! The best of both worlds!!! No one I know of near me serves a shooter like this. I will have to make my own. :~(
                          Joe
                           
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