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Oct 24, 2011 05:15 PM

Wow...this years SC oysters are intense!

Sunday we roasted a bushel from Crosby's down at Folly.SC oysters always have huge salinity and flavor but this year is intense...maybe TOO much if that is possible.We half jokingly told the ladies not to weigh themselves for the next couple of days due to the water retention!

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  1. The NC shrimp from Harkers Island that I sauteed this evening have an amazingly intense flavor. I wonder if the drought/lack of rainfall pushed up salinity values in the marshes. I don't mind a bit.

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    1. re: mikeh

      Saturday night's local blue crabs were the best I've had this year ... I thought it was my skilled cooking and seasoning .... Now I have to get some oysters!

    2. OK so I'm currently in Germany and now I'm homesick. And I was doing so well!

      Has it been cold yet? A nice cold snap helps.

      It makes sense that the drought would affect the salinity. I'm with mikeh. I don't mind a bit. Eat some for me.

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      1. re: Sue in Mt P

        We steamed 100 Wassaw Sound clams last night which were just excellent. The blue crabs have been plentiful and tasty this year also.

        1. re: Sue in Mt P

          Aww Sue, I'm sure you're making up for your lack of SC oysters by indulging in some tasty brats, weinersnitzle & spaetzle. I hope you're enjoying yourself, eating well and not working too hard. ;-)

          P.S. Let me know when you're headed to Paris - everything was delicious there, especially the oysters I found!

          1. re: lynnlato


            I agree with you. I've never had oysters in the US that could hold a candle to the oysters I've had in Paris. They're so briny and flavorful. I love their sea snails aka whelks also.

            Looks like I'll have to grab some oysters when the wife and I are in Charleston.