When we were buying our seafood in Portland, ME (another post coming about this in a few days), we specifically bought 2 dozen oysters to grill for our first night home - even though Bev was ready for something besides seafood she agreed to humor me. I sampled a couple when buying and found them to be much brinier than their southern cousins and according to the fish monger it’s due to the colder waters they grow in.
While there, I also bought an oyster knife and got a lesson in opening them - here's the first 8 and that's a 11"x17" jelly roll pan under the cutting board, they were big.
our usual garlic butter, fired up the charcoal grill, and proceeded with opening. In the meantime Bev sauteed some spinach from the garden with some garlic and parmesan and cleaned a head of romaine and a green onion – also from the garden. When open, they got topped with the garlic butter and grated parmesan or the spinach.
Bev split the romaine and added some Caesar dressing with the chopped, grilled green onion tops and parmesan and it was also equally delicious. Here’s Bev’s plate with the first round of oysters.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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