'oysters' on Serious Eats

Irish Stout Granita with Raw Oysters

A cold pint of stout and a plate of freshly shucked oysters may seem like an odd coupling at first. But the dry bitterness and roasty malt flavors of a stout play very well against the sweet and briny flavors of a fresh oyster--even more so when the stout is frozen and flaked into an icy granita that can be spooned over the fresh oyster just before slurpage. More

Oyster Stew

This stew is a close relative of the Manhattan-style clam chowder; it uses a tomato base and a good assortment of vegetables as well as fish stock. The oysters and their liquor are dropped in the stew at the moment you turn off the heat, to ensure that they don't get overcooked. The result is plump oysters and a satisfying bowl of stew. More

Serious Eats' Fried Oysters with Tartar Sauce

Dipped in an eggy batter and rolled in paprika-spiked flour, these little oysters fry up golden, warmed through but still briny and fresh, not losing one ounce of that oceanic depth. And that tartar sauce? Well, it beats the old mayo-relish mix by miles. Chopped cornichons, capers, lemon, and Worcestershire keep it tart, chunky, and make for the ideal dipping companion for straight-out-of-the-fryer oysters. More

Sunday Brunch: Hangtown Fry

Any oyster lover's search to eat more oysters in the morning will inevitably lead them to the Hangtown Fry. Traditionally this dish is more of a scramble than an omelet, but when I'm cooking an oyster in the morning already, it seems silly to not toss it in some cornmeal and then gently fry it in bacon fat. More

Grilled Oysters

I hardly eat oysters at home because I lack the upper body strength required to shuck them. Luckily, a short turn on the grill makes even the most clamped specimen easy to open. Simple and delicious, the warm, briny oysters need nothing more than a squeeze of lemon to highlight their flavor. More

Oysters Rockefeller

To most this dish is a classic appetizer, but serve it before noon and it makes a lovely, fancy brunch served alongside sparkling wine. There aren't many morning foods that incorporate oysters (if you have one, please let me know!) but there's something about the crisp breadcrumb, soft oyster and salty cheese that has always screamed brunch to me. More

Dinner Tonight: Alton Brown's Baked Oysters with Artichoke and Panko Crumbs

There are some questionable accounts about what actually goes into the authentic version of Oysters Rockefeller. Just about every recipe I found was different, significantly too. That's how I ended up with this baked oyster recipe from Alton Brown, which makes no attempt to be historically accurate. Luckily, Brown just decided to create a really great baked oyster recipe. More

Dinner Tonight: The Best Oyster Po' Boy Outside of New Orleans

It's such a simple sandwich, yet when you sit down with one of these, it's hard to imagine anything tasting better. The oysters are tossed in a flour and cornmeal mixture, then fried for just under a minute so the crust is crackly and golden brown, yet the oysters are still gushing with juice. The bread is important. It needs to be soft, but still have a nice crackly texture. Then it's just iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise. More

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