You will enjoy the salty flavor and rich texture of our Chesapeake oysters. Oysters are a very healthy food and high in protein. Oysters can be eaten raw or prepared in a variety of ways such as fried, steamed, broiled & sauteed. They also make a killer oyster fritter. Oysters are caught and shucked daily by our local watermen. They are also available in the shell. Shucked oysters will keep 10-14 days after arrival date.
Handling & Preparation
Live shell oysters will keep 3-4 days when properly refrigerated.
Oysters can be used in a variety of ways, including fritters, oyster stew and casseroles. The recipe is really up to you.
- 36 oysters, freshly opened
- 1/2 cup green onion, minced
- 3 slices bacon
- 1/4 cup green pepper, minced
- 1/4 cup celery, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 drops Tabasco sauce
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place two drained oysters on the deep half of one shell. Arrange filled oyster shells on a layer of rock salt in one large baking pan or six individual shallow casseroles. In a skillet cook the bacon until crisp, remove from pan, drain and crumble. To the bacon fat add the onion, green pepper and celery and cook until almost tender. Season with lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Spoon the mixture on the oysters in the shells and top with the crumbled bacon. Bake 10 minutes.