Oysters are a versatile food that can be eaten raw or cooked. Some people like to swallow the oyster whole, but the majority of people prefer to chew them, as that is how you get the full flavor. Many people who eat raw oysters garnish them with lemon juice, cocktail sauce, or a Champagne mignonette sauce as a companion condiment. However, oysters can also be fried, baked, steamed, or stewed.
There are many different ways to eat an oyster. Some common ways of eating oysters include:
- Fresh: Fresh, live oysters can be shucked at home then eaten on the half shell with your preferred condiment. Protect your hands when shucking oysters, and be sure to wash the outer shell of the oyster before opening. Use an oyster knife to completely sever the top (or flat) side of the oyster from the cupped bottom, then carefully use your oyster knife to sever the oyster muscle from the shell. Keep the juice pooled in the shell, and add a condiment like horseradish or a mignonette, if desired. Tilt the wider, bottom edge part of the oyster shell to your lips, slurping in the oyster along with its juices. You can also use a tiny fork to scoop out the oyster and eat it that way instead.
- Stewed: Oyster stew is a dish consisting of oysters cooked with aromatics, milk, cream, and sometimes sherry. Oyster stew is typically served with tiny crackers known as oyster crackers, which may have been named after the stew.
- Fried: Fried oyster sandwiches or po’boys are another popular way to enjoy oysters. Shuck the oysters, then bread and deep-fry them, and arrange them on a halved baguette with pickled slaw, hot sauce, and a remoulade.
- Steamed: If you don’t like the idea of raw oysters but also don’t want to fry them, steaming is another option. Steaming fresh oysters for about three to five minutes will also help open the shells. Steamed oysters can be eaten as is or added to a hot linguini dish.
- Broiled: Also known as oysters Rockefeller, broiled oysters are made by topping oysters on the half shell with butter, herbs, and breadcrumbs, then briefly baking or broiling them. Broiled oysters are typically served with lemon wedges.
Dine At Go Fish!
Go Fish located in Mystic, CT has the freshest fish this side of the shoreline, any way you want it … raw or cooked. Mystic Country’s most innovative seafood restaurant featuring lunch, dinner, raw bar, sushi bar, wine events & private dining. Recently renovated to include more windows & natural lighting and an outdoor dining area!
If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.
27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 22
Mystic, CT 06355
HOW TO FIND US
Go Fish restaurant and bar is located in the
Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd, Bldg 22.
Exit 90 off of I-95.
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- Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
- Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
- Monday – Thursday: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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