Smoked Oysters

I was recently turned on to the smoked oysters from Trader Joe's. Growing up, canned seafood always grossed me out, but while living in Spain I found that really amazing seafood can come in a can. Smoked oysters though, I was a bit hesitant about as I love super fresh raw briny oysters and smoking them and stuffing in a can didn't sound all that appealing. However I gave them a try anyways, while nothing like a really good fresh oyster they have their own appeal. With a cold beer and some crackers they are an addicting and inexpensive treat.

Anyone else dig these? So far I have only eaten them on their own; does anyone use them in their cooking? I could imagine tossing them with some pasta would probably not be a terrible idea.


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