I love them!
I have not had any for some time, but then again I have stopped all fish and the like.
If I knew where they were from, (like local) then yes I would buy some.
I could only eat 6, but that's still a nice amount.
Not for everyone.
Oh! Finy, doesn't your Fishmonger have them available loose? All ours' do, & you can buy 1 or a 100!
The best are Coffin Bay, from South Australia. Much better than Sydney Rock ones, in taste, IMHO! Lol!
I love seafood and fish, so it comes as a very big surprise from family and friends (and myself included) that I just can't stand the taste and texture of oysters. I think it's the texture (it's like a big piece of snot) that puts me off.
Oh! Annalisa, you're doing a disservice to the humble oyster by calling it 'that'. The mistake many people make is chewing them, which you're NOT supposed to do! They're a nutritious little salty bundle!
And yes, if they don't taste like sea water, don't eat them, as they'll possibly be 'off' & can make you very sick!
Hahahaha I really really DO want to like them (you can't imagine my disappointment when I see so many people enjoy them) - it's oyster envy (but in a different way - or is that called FOMO) !
We should start an annual pilgrimage where regular contributors to this site meet up and have a long lunch (obviously limited to geography) but perhaps, we alternate states and venues each year. Just putting it out there !
L O V E them!
Enjoy them prepared anyway, but au naturel is my fave!
Usually buy either local, which are delish, or Coffin Bay, yummy, from my local fish shop.
Get 12, & really savour them!
Would like to get weekly, but on restricted income, that, sadly, isn't possible.
Au naturale but, at a pinch Kilpatrick. I love them and I could not estimate how many I could eat in one session. Once, when at the RACV Club in Melbourne, I managed 30. Nothing with them, nothing at all. AND I could have managed more, I was just too embarrassed to go back for more. That was Christmas lunch. I didn't eat anything else but the oysters and everyone else at the family table was pretty disgusted with me. But by 6 p.m. I had a slice of Christmas pudding with brandy butter, but the others couldn't manage anything else at all. I think an oyster might = 10 calories. So if you add up the calories, i barely ate anything at all on Christmas day. One of life's little luxuries.
Oh! fran, what you ate was probably more healthy than what they did! Anyway, really none of their business what you'd prefer to eat! If there was no sign 'limit: 1dozen', & they were on a table for the taking, that's it!
My 'record' was at an Army function was 48, plus prawns! I was just so craving for seafood at the time, I sure went for it! It was just beautifully fresh, & irresistible! Cheers!
Oh! norma, if they're fresh, they're not slimy!
Really cold, with a very light film of seawater covering them, to keep them moist, is the way they're served at top-notch Restaurants, as Natural, with lemon wedge, maybe seafood sauce, & always small amount of brown buttered bread!
Why not give one a go? Don't chew, though!
I love them natural with a squeeze of lemon and home made seafood dressing. I also enjoy them as bloody mary shots which I had in the Hunter Valley years ago. As a matter of fact, I had a dozen with balmain bugs and tiger prawns last night for dinner just because I passed a seafood shop and decided that was dinner.