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Tips For Eating Oysters

Oyster Eating Tips

November is a great month for oysters!

November is a great month to have a bucket of oysters with your friends or family members! These tasty treats are delicious when they are served raw on the half-shell. Keep reading and discover just a few oyster eating tips!

No Need For A Fork

Many people use forks when eating oysters; however, it is not necessary. Don’t be afraid to slurp them right out of their shell. Many people refrain from doing this because they feel awkward doing so. Be confident about it and leave the fork for other parts of your seafood meal! The only rule of caution is to be careful when slurping them down whole. It is recommended to chew your oysters to prevent choking.

Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment With Condiments

There are a few condiments that commonly used on raw oysters. This list includes hot sauce, lemon, tartar sauce, vinegar, and cocktail sauce. It is important to realize that there are no rules to what you top your oysters with. It is all just a matter of preference. If you are new to eating oysters, experiment with the different condiments to see which one you most prefer. There are plenty of people who even believe oysters are so delicious on their own and therefore don’t even use condiments.

Oysters Go Well With Wine

Wine and oysters are often a perfect marriage. Certain wines can enhance the taste of oysters. The next time you order a bucket of oysters, order a glass of wine with them! You will be glad that you did!


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4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes