First things first: Find your oysters. If you’re not into the idea of harvesting your own, the Bluffton Oyster Company is a great local resource for fresh oysters. According to Southern Living, a good rule of thumb is to purchase one bushel (about 50 pounds) for every five people.
After the actual roasting is complete, which takes no more than 8-10 minutes, there’s nothing left to do but pry open those delicious mouthfuls of meat with an oyster knife, discard the shell, and enjoy with your favorite sauce. Oysters are frequently paired with hot sauce, melted butter, or cocktail sauce, but you can get as creative as you want! If you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and bookmark this article which contains unique recipe ideas from some of America’s best oyster bars. Serve your oysters with classic southern side dishes such as grilled corn, red potatoes, coleslaw, or cornbread, and you’ll have a delicious meal that your guests are sure to remember.
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Photo by Jillian Clark | This image originally appeared in WALTER magazine | Used with permission
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