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Feb 24, 2009 10:55 AM

Oyster Update

Oooh. I was in Whole Foods this afternoon, when I spotted fresh oysters on ice--.99 each. I asked, drooling, whether the gentleman behind the counter could shuck them for me, and the answer was yes. I think they were blue points--a good size. Rushed home. Ate one, just with a spritz of lemon juice, and relished the taste of the sea. The other three will have to wait until tonight, and I will drop in for another round if I am able.

Thought others might be interested. (I also bought boneless shad for another treat. Somehow that tastes best early in the season.)

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  1. mmmm ....what location were you at?!

    1. Which one definitely? That's a great oyster,at agreat price!! Plus, this weather helps if it's a bit of a drive (the ice won't melt and get into the brine). Did it look likethey had enough for 2-3 dozen?? Migonette available??? Lemons always great too. Plus you can relax at homehave a glass of wine or beer (or2 of either) & no tip. Sounds like the perfect treat after a long week. What are their sale dates (if it ends Fri., Sat., or Sun.)

      1. A dozen fresh oysters with lemon, fresh broiled shad with a roe set wrapped in bacon, a fresh garden salad and a decadent dessert accompanied by a good chilled Gewurtz or Marlborough Sauv Blanc......I am in gourmand heaven. I can think of few meals so enthralling.

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        1. re: Chefpaulo

          I was at the one behind the Children's holding place, currently being torn down to house the Barnes collection when it moves. Did not notice how many they had hiding in the ice. Did not notice how long the sale would last. BUt, they did have shad roe sets for $12.99, and boneless shad for about that price/pound.

          Was not even looking for mingonette sauce. I agree--that is the best.


          The shad was lovely also. Go for it all!