Monday, November 29, 2010

Oysters in Thanksgiving

When you decide to replace turkey with oysters on Thanksgiving, you may well take a risk. I haven't been very keen on turkey in the first place so an alternative might have been a good idea. Oysters are healthier (if fresh), lighter and you don't need cranberry sauce! I am far from being an oyster expert. But with the help with an ex-oyster farmer and wannabe lobster roll entrepreneur friend, find below some basics on Balon.

Balon - see picture above-  a cute oyster as you can see, is otherwise called European flat oyster or diver caught oyster. It has a slight mineral after taste, hints of lemon and nuts and a crunchy and firm texture.  I would eat it plain or with a drop of lemon juice.