Ostreoidea Adventure  (Fried Bivalves on Fruity Slaw)

The New Year is a great time for oysters!


Breaded oysters on a slaw of lettuce, kiwi, green apple and avocado

According to my friends at Wikipedia: “The word “oyster” is used as a Common name for a number of different families of saltwater Clam Bivalve Mollusc  that live in Marine (ocean) or Brackish water habitats. In some species the valves are highly calcified, and many are somewhat irregular in shape.  Many, but not all, oysters are in the superfamily Ostreoidea.” 

I love oysters.  I love them raw, cooked, in stews, fried, and served in cardboard trays outside dockside diners.  In fact, I even like the oysters served at the Waterford, CA Car Wash. . . seriously.   My kids grew up knowing how to slurp oysters raw with a dash of lemon or hot sauce after picking them by the buckets in British Columbia. It’s the family clan challenge:  do you like oysters?  yes or no.

Living inland can present some challenges to procuring…

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