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 oysters – 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!
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.