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5 Oyster Recipes for Valentine's Day

By • February 14, 2014 • 1 Comment

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How do we love thee, oysters? Let us count the ways. Rare is the food that's as good in a creamy chowder or grilled with spicy butter as it is slurped, messily and unadorned, just as it came (never mind the fact that most things taste good when cooked with copious amounts of dairy).

Compared with its cousins -- mussels, scallops, clams -- the oyster is less prim, with its craggy shell and sloshing brine. But once you've triumphed in prying that thing open, first impressions fade and, next thing you know, you're throwing back dozens in one sitting. And when Valentine's Day rolls around, oysters are second only to chocolate -- of which we've given you plenty this week -- when it comes to foods said to set the mood. Dubious science aside, we'll happily take any opportunity to eat them. Here are five, for this weekend and for always.

These Oysters ROCK! Oysters Rockefeller by lorigoldsby

 

Fried Oysters with Saffron Aioli by Savorykitchen 

 

Oyster and Spinach Chowder by inpatskitchen 

 

Grilled (or Broiled) Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter by melissav 

 

Hot Oysters on the Radio by Joe Beef 

 

Tags: menu ideas, recipe roundup, oysters, valentine's day

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Stringio

2 months ago Rachel Nobrega

Great place to get oysters online is Chef's Fresh Fish - they even have an oyster of the month club where you get 4 dozen a month - http://www.chefsfreshfish...