Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oysters on the half shell

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There are two foods on this Earth for which I will stop all conversation.

The first is the harusame salad at Ichibei. Such is my love for it that I have shamelessly stolen bigger bowls of the stuff placed before my friends (sorry Squeaky, but some things can't be helped!) and swapped them for my own smaller portion.

The second is raw oysters on the half shell. Oh my goodness. So so good, I can't talk while I'm eating them.

We bought these raw oysters at Pelican Grill for our belated Valentine's Day dinner. We had never prepared raw oysters before, but S did a wonderful job with our new shuckers, bought just that afternoon at Chef's Paradise. (Yours truly had just come back from getting a manicure with Squeaky and thus had a good excuse to be hands off for the task ;)

We ate them with just a little lemon juice, chopped parsley and seafood cocktail sauce. I closed my eyes and felt so spoiled. Such a decadent treat!

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