Part 1 - On the Souris River in PEI
There is nothing like eating a super fresh oyster. But eating one straight from the water it's grown in, is magical. One can only get this experience on a farm, and PEI has some of the best in North America.
A cold, wet spring has set back the major planting of PEI’s largest land crop: potatoes. So the farmers' tractors were out in full force tilling the rich, red soil late into the evening upon our arrival....
Dads love to shuck
And this Papa Shucks duo is a perfect ten. On the grill or on the half shell, Dad will dig this Father's Day gift. East Beach Blonde from R.I. has a deep cup, and a crisp, understated brine with a buttery, mineral finish. Shipwreck Select from PEI sports a dangerously good brine, followed by a sweet,...
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...
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
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.
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...