I have never tried BBQ-ed Oysters before. A new exprience. Just leave them on the BBQ until they open, take the top shell off and daube a bit of garlic butter on and leave them another couple of minutes for a whole new taste sensation. The flesh turns into the same kind of texture as mussels.
So lucky to have been invited.
I was impressed that the local Waitrose had suggested a Casa Nueva 2011 Sauvignan Blanc wine of Chile as a good wine to have with them. Make sure it's well chilled. It is easy to knock the supermarkets, but I think this was a good choice from an informed member of staff.
We were given another 10 each for our supper, and a bottle of this wine, so I am a bit tipsy. Just that special taste of oysters lingering for the last hour has got me raving again over how good our oysters are. How lucky we are to have such good local produce. So sad it all gets sent away to be 'de-salinated'.
There is a kind of 'fat' taste in our oysters. A sort of sweetness and meaty luciousness that is difficult to describe compared to other oysters. I am sure that you would have to come here, and eat them straight from the sea to get this sort of 'hit'. Nothing I have tasted in oysters compares with it.
Sadly we do not have a degustastion porthole for visitors to enjoy as one would find in France. I wonder how many people would love to just try the best oysters in the world, opened straight from the sea.
I haven't been very good about doing this blog, although I suppose it means I am not enslaved or obsessive about doing it. Perhaps I just needed time out.
If you love oysters there must be some way of trying a real Jersey Oyster feast on our beautiful Island.
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