Monday, March 10, 2008

An Oyster Eating Shindig


I epicurioused and came up with Bob Flays,

GRILLED OYSTERS WITH MANGO PICO DE GALLO AND RED CHILE HORSERADISH
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Hot, sweet, pretty and easy the recipe was a hit and so was Marin, the x of Deb's, who, turns out, is an x oyster shucking competitor.

Oyster shucking as a sport ? Not long after moving to Seattle in 1996 I met the Lance Armstrong of oyster shucking, Xinh Dwelley, a five time winner of the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship.

Xinh operates a restaurant in Shelton WA, Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House. When travelling that way include a stop for dinner. Great seafood with an Asian flair and a good reason to take in the wilds of Shelton.

Another dish worth mentioning was the kale I made - before sauteing and steaming the kale I first browned a small amount of sweet Italian sausage, then added the kale, salt and pepper and it was excellent. Served it with a smoked salmon fettuccine.

Bought the oysters, salmon and kale at the farmers market earlier that day.

It's oyster time of year in the Northwest and I urge you not to miss out on the 2008 harvest. Slurp....until next time....Ciao

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