dumb question about oysters

Answered on December 30, 2013
Created December 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

I'm going to buy (and eat!) oysters for the first time this week. Do they need to be frozen until eaten or can they be refrigerated up to 7 days? I've read freezing meat products can reduce nutrients and omega 3. I plan on baking them

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on December 30, 2013
at 11:40 AM

I almost always eat shucked oysters, which have pull dates printed on the jars, usually 7-10 days after the day I buy them. If I pick oysters on the beach I shuck them on the spot (we have to leave the shells), put them in an old oyster jar with a little salt, and refrigerate. I keep them for a shorter time than the commercial packs and always cook them well.

I've never frozen oysters but I have frozen other mollusks. Freezing would probably wreck the oyster's texture, so you'd be best off putting them in stews or omelets. I would shuck them first and freeze them in some water.

Bacon and oysters belong together.



on December 30, 2013
at 03:40 AM

if you're getting them fresh from the fish counter, i'd eat them the same day. i'm sure they would die and taste disgusting if you left them in the fridge for days or froze them.



on December 30, 2013
at 02:41 AM


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