Oysters have a special place in my heart, and they do on my blog too! Here’s where you’ll find all my oyster-related posts, including recipes, photos, restaurant reviews and occasional oyster ramblings. I love writing about oysters, so I hope you like reading about them!
Oyster newbies: if you haven’t tried a raw (or cooked) oyster, now is your time to take the leap! My goal is to spread the oyster love…one read at a time! I hope that I’ve inspired you to try something new, or that you’ve learned something new, at least!
If you have oyster stories, recipes, questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
Click on a post to read! They’re all FULL of gorgeous photos:
For The Love Of Oysters (My Oyster Story, Everything You Need To Know About Oysters & Lots Of Photos!)
It’s My Party, And We’ll Shuck ‘Cause I Want To (How I spent my birthday shucking oysters with friends)
A Classic Mignonette: An Oystergirl’s Best Friend (Recipe: Mignonette To Serve With Oysters)
Ceili Cottage: My Kind Of Pub (Authentic Irish Pub In Toronto Serves Up Amazing Irish Oysters)
Shucking Up A Storm! (Shucking Classes & The Biggest Oyster I’ve Ever Eaten!)
St. Lawrence Market: This Weekend’s Seafood Haul…And Resulting Feast
Oyster Boy: An Oystergirl’s Dream (Review on my FAVE restaurant/oyster bar in Toronto)
The Seafood Spree Continues: Diana’s Oyster Bar & Grill (Toronto Oyster Bar Review)
I had no idea oyster boy did classes. Will definitely be signing up in the near future. Do you remember the price per person?
Hey Lily! Yes, they do! And they’re taught by Chris Field, shucking guru! He’s known across the country and will teach you everything you need to know about oysters. If you go, tell him I sent you! He’s a friend of ours! 🙂 If I remember right, it’s $60 a class. You get a shucking knife and T-shirt and 16 or 18 oysters to shuck, and of course eat. I loved it. So much fun to do as a group too! 😀 Let me know how it went if you end up going! xo
I prefer large oysters. What kind is most preferred by folks llke myself? anx!
Hi Simon! Sweet! Another oyster lover! Thanks for stopping by and reading. 🙂 Availability of certain oyster species depends on where you are in the world. (Where are you?) The biggest oyster I’ve personally eaten was a giant Beach Angel (It’s in some of the pics in my shucking class post. I had to eat it in 4 or 5 bites, haha.) In Toronto, Canada, some delicious big(ger) varieties I like are Fanny Bay, Wiley Point, Beach Angel, Fat Bastard & Shigoku oysters. BUT, keep in mind the same kind of oysters can come in different sizes. For example, Beach Angels can be found in humongous XXL sizes but also come as XS little ones. They are farmed differently (and longer) to grow bigger. You can keep an eye out for the names I mentioned, especially if you’re in Canada. Oyster bars usually have different size options available. Ask your shucker what larger varieties they’ve got.
If you discover any really good ones, I’d love to hear about them! Come back and share your oyster stories! 🙂