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I bought a can or oysters to try before buying fresh....What can i do with them?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Are they raw in the can? I do eat dairy as in heavy cream and butter so I know i can make a chowder. But do I need to clean them? take anything off ? I have only ever had smoked oysters and I didnt prepare them so I am unsure.

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on November 18, 2011
at 03:15 AM

Sounds awesome, trying this in the morning. +1

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on November 17, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Add soy sauce (what-free), red chilis, garli, fish sauce, scallions, etc... yum! And it totally works if you have really coconut-y coconut oil.

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on November 17, 2011
at 05:54 PM

raw is definitely the way to go, they are definitely different but it also depends on what your looking to do w/ them. i strictly like mine on the half shell, i can kill dozens of them in one sitting :0) otherways tho i'm not such a fan.

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on November 17, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Wow! -- I'd've never thought of that, but it sounds worth trying!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 17, 2011
at 03:34 PM

My "clam" eggs usually have chili paste, tamari and green onions, but this sounds too! Wish I wasn't landlocked, I'd love to try some fresh ones.

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on November 17, 2011
at 02:20 PM

Here you go - definitely covers all the bases I think for regular and smoked: http://paleohacks.com/questions/71683/canned-whole-oysters-smoked-how-do-you-eat-them#axzz1dy2DhUfP

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 17, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Nothing canned is raw. The canning process is cooking/pasteurization.

As for what to do with them??? I personally like clams in scrambled eggs, I think oysters would probably be good too.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 17, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Add soy sauce (what-free), red chilis, garli, fish sauce, scallions, etc... yum! And it totally works if you have really coconut-y coconut oil.

0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

(1960)

on November 17, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Wow! -- I'd've never thought of that, but it sounds worth trying!

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on November 18, 2011
at 03:15 AM

Sounds awesome, trying this in the morning. +1

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B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

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on November 17, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Angels on Horseback for the win! Bacon + Oysters can't be wrong.

i-bought-a-can-or-oysters-to-try-before-buying-fresh....what-can-i-do-with-them?

Check this simple recipe and it's short list of ingredients:

    16-32 small oysters (or scallops), or larger ones cut in half, shucked
    8-16 slices of thin-cut bacon
    16-32 wooden toothpicks
    3-4 limes or lemons

i-bought-a-can-or-oysters-to-try-before-buying-fresh....what-can-i-do-with-them?

And see Wikipedia for more information.

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on November 17, 2011
at 02:57 PM

I've been meaning to try a hangtown fry. What's not to love? Oysters, eggs, bacon, and butter ... yum!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 17, 2011
at 03:34 PM

My "clam" eggs usually have chili paste, tamari and green onions, but this sounds too! Wish I wasn't landlocked, I'd love to try some fresh ones.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 17, 2011
at 02:11 PM

The canned oysters I've had were always smoked. I've eaten them straight, but they could be tossed into a stew, or maybe some spaghetti squash & sauce?

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:57 AM

Not strictly Paleo options, but you can fry them up. Something crunchy helps, you can dip them in milk / egg / corn meal / panko and fry them in butter / lard / coconut oil. Jacques Pepin has a great oyster corn chowder that works great with canned oysters. I find that eating the canned ones is not quite as good as truly raw ones so I don't do it. You can make oyster shooters, fill one shot glass with an oyster and vodka, another with cocktail sauce and vodka, and shoot them one-two!

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