Labor Day weekend..... Oysters.....

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by daveomak, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We get fresh seafood delivered every Thursday to a locally owned grocery....    S-daughter picked up some oysters and Amish butter and ended up here....   

    What a good thing....

    ....Oysters on the cooker......

    ... If you have never had REAL butter, you should "splurge" once....  

    This stuff has so much flavor....  I'm sure it comes from pasture grazed cows....

    Then we added our hardneck garlic to the melted butter for a dipping sauce.....

    AWESOME combo........

    ....G-daughter helping with the shucking.....

    Zucchini chips w/sauce, salad, cukes in an Asian style sauce, garlic bread

    The main player...  some eaten raw, some plain in the half shell,

    some with lemon, some in the butter/garlic sauce keeping warm.....

    The baguette sliced and dipped in some gar/butt sauce.... 

    Topped with one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest.....

    Now, that my friends, was one very enjoyable Friday with the family......
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  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    looking good Dave... careful with the oysters... they'll make your sticker peck out.... :icon_eek:
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks delicious Dave!  Makes me envious of you folks who live close enough to either coast to have regular access to fresh seafood.  That's one of the things I miss of my years living in California.

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jack, morning......    Yeah, I remember those days......   [​IMG]
    Red, morning....  Thanks....  We wander back into time with a few great meals now and then......   reminisce about days lived on the coast... the charter business...  commercial salmon fishing in AK...     Even think about all the rain we are missing.... HAHAHAHAHAHA
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Everything looks great Dave and spending time with the g kids was a bonus.......
  6. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit


    Looking great Dave... one thing I cant get with out cutting off my legs is some fresh oysters... man I miss the coast!
  7. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow I envy you and your fresh seafood. Being stuck in the middle of Michigan I do not have that here.

    Those oysters look fantastic!
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's our favorite way to eat oysters, right out by the fire. When I lived at the coast we hosted a monthly seafood cookout. We'd pick up 6-8 dozen oysters, go out and drop crab pots and catch bottom fish, pick a couple 5 gallon buckets of mussels and have a good old time! Miss that part of the coast, but not the weather and the seasonal employment!
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks wonderful.  Spend time with the kids is the best!


  10. Looks terrific Dave!  [​IMG]   [​IMG]   [​IMG]   I haven't had oysters for a few months. I may have to get some of them & some clams for next weekend - have a friend coming to visit that moved away several years ago. Great post  [​IMG]
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're right about that Joe.......
    That's a bummer....   I have smoked the oysters that come in a jar.....    not  quite the same.....
    Thanks...... they were fantastic......  
    Dirt.....  we think alike about the coast......   Dave
    Yes and no.....  The oysters were Very, very good...... G-kids..... very good....    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    If you can get Amish butter and some good garlic to put in it........   that is Aces........    Dave
  12. There's a tiny little Amish store about 25 minutes from me that I can get the butter at. I don't know if I've ever seen garlic there but they have a great selection of herbs, spices & old world goodies that most people forgot ever existed. Looks like I will be heading there this week  [​IMG]
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't forget the pics......  Maybe of the Amish store also....  especially of their homemade stuff.....  If you enlarged the butter picture, it is made in Wisconsin and shipped here....      Dave

    PS.....  If you like butter...... This butter is like no other... it is SOOOOOO good...  makes you wonder why they call that [email protected] butter they sell in the store....  I  just had to say that again...... it's true.... 
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  14. I'll see if I can snag some pics at the store - they're not really folks that are fond of pictures but I might be able to pull it off  [​IMG]

    & I do like real butter.

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