Roasted oysters is a southern-ism that I just had to try. I first learned about these smokey bivalves on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations’ Charleston episode. The idea of fresh oysters warmed up just a bit sounded just fabulous. My obsession was peaked by a beautiful article in Southern Living’s “Host Your Own Oyster Roast” article.
Upon moving to the South, I added roasted oysters to my must do for 2011 list. My dream was fulfilled at the April Triangle Foodie Tweet-Up at Fearrington.
I bellied up to the steamy bucket of roasted oysters, grabbed a oyster knife and shucked my first shell. I ate a lot of these delicious mollusks. Some of the shelly friends were from the west coast but most were from Hudson Bay. The chefs prepared a wide selection of dipping sauces.
So how did they taste? The oysters were fresh and clean. They were just subtly smokey. All washed down with a local micro-brew from Fullsteam. Such a perfect Southern meal!
Checked off the list and added to the “must do again” list.
What is on your Southern must eat list?