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BBQ all day, Shuck all night

Fire it up

When Memorial Day weekend rolls around here in the northeast and the days are waxing longer, we are nothing short of ecstatic to remain outside, light a fire and...well, grill everything.

Bring on the cookouts, and make some room on the grill for sustainable treats from the sea.

For Memorial Day:  BBQ Oysters

In a pan:

  • Sauté a bit of butter
  • Minced garlic
  • Few drops of your favorite hot sauce
  • Spritz of lemon juice 

On the Grill:
  • Place oysters cup up on the grill (so the liquor...

Taiwanese Street Food

Monica Lo of Sous Weed makes magic with oysters in Taiwanese Street Food

We recently sent some of our favorite west coast oysters: Chelsea Gems to our very talented and lovely friend Monica Lo, photographer, chef, creative director and cannabis advocate. Whether she's cooking or shooting, (usually both at the same time!) Monica makes magic across multiple mediums, and we're always thrilled to see what to-die-for masterpiece she has up her sleeve. This time she made 

Oyster Ceviche for Cinco de Mayo

Move over tacos. Let's ceviche.

We love tacos + guac, and pretty much all Mexican fare. But in the spirit of the coastal cuisine of Mexico which incorporates fresh, raw seafood, let's take it up a notch this Cinco de Mayo, and CEV-ICH-E.

Oysters Ceviche

Shuck your oysters. In a bowl mix: 
  • ¼ diced red onion
  • 1 finely diced tomato
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • ½ tablespoon oil, sunflower or light olive oil
  • Salt to...

For an oyster, every day is earth day.


Not all super heroes wear capes. In fact, this one does a good job of blending in, while doing some pretty important work at the same time: building reefs to support habitats for other creatures and fish, filtering nitrogen and cleaning the water, and packing carbon into its shell.

Sound like a lot for one mollusk? It is, but luckily there are over one thousand oyster farms up and down both coasts which create natural oyster reefs that aid in storm protection and ocean restoration. Go farmers!

Besides supporting many farms, Real Oyster Cult supports the Billion Oyster Project...

Saucy Inspiration


Oysters don't need to get dressed up, but on holidays it's just plain fun to get saucy. This gorgeous platter of shellfish resplendent with sauces à la The Ordinary in Charleston captured by Bon Appétit, makes our mouths water. Try this recipe for similar results.


 Oysters with Lime, Chili & Soy

  • 1 tblsp lime juice
  • 1 tblsp soy sauce
  • 1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 small red chill
  • 1 minced scallion
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1sprig of parsley

1. Combine lime juice, soy, olive oil and sesame oil....