Hooray, it’s oyster roasting season

Brian and I went to Charleston on Saturday to get me a crab pot as an early birthday present. I know a crab pot is not a common gift choice, but it is exactly what I wanted and since crabbing is really good now, I certainly could not wait the few more weeks till my birthday to get it.

Making a trip to Charleston is always a big deal to me; I call it, “going to town.” I was certainly excited to be going to Boater’s World, a very cool boating store with lots and lots of neat boating gear, in addition to a nice selection of crab traps.  But, when we got there, it wasn’t there! So, then we went to West Marine, where there were no crab pots and very little other cool boating stuff. But, it did have a friendly clerk that sent us to Ace Hardware, where there were quite a few crab pots to choose from! So, yep, I got one and am planning a crabbing expedition next weekend.

On the way home, we stopped at our favorite fishmonger’s and got a 40 pound sack of – just enough for the two of us! (By the way, the woman equivalent of a fishmonger is called a fishwife.)

It’s official: oyster roasting season is here. Yay!

A turkey fryer can be used for so much more than frying turkeys.

A turkey fryer can be used for so much more than frying turkeys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking a few potatoes and a couple of ears of corn, since 40 pounds of oysters will not be enough.

Cooking a few potatoes and a couple of ears of corn, since 40 pounds of oysters will not be enough.

Steam 'em just till the shells pop.

Steam 'em just till the shells pop.

First batch is done.

First batch is done.

Yum.

Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                  FYI, oysters are one of the most nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and lipids and are ideal for low-cholesterol diets. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Four or five of these yummy bivalves supply the recommended daily allowance of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus.

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3 thoughts on “Hooray, it’s oyster roasting season

  1. Cindy girl – I wish me had some of them steamed oysters. Fe Fi Fo Fum, send me some nowwww . I only wish, know thats imposible but it makes me hungry for a crab boil too. We do one at least one to two times per year. It’s great fun and good eating.

    I remember going into town all dressed up too. I also remember getting lost and remember being told to meet in the center of town at that little park that had a big dog statue in the center. I think the dog had done an heroic deed and was honered. If anyone remembers the story let me know.

  2. Oh! That looks sooooo good!!! I loved the “boil” you fixed for us when we were at your house two years ago. I loved going to Charleston as well. What a wonderful place!

    Years ago when we “went to town” we got dressed up. Women wore dresses or suits with hats and gloves. High heels and stockings were a must. As a little girl, I wore a dress with socks and patten leather maryjanes. Shopping in a department store was a privilege. As a kid, you didn’t touch ANYTHING!!!! People who tried on clothes ALWAYS put them back where they found them. It was certainly not the sales clerks duty to pick after a customer. Boy, have times changed!!!!!

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