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What to serve and drink with Kumamoto oysters?

sfcackalacky Dec 23, 2012 05:22 PM

For my birthday this week, I am having Kumamoto oysters shipped from WA. Planning to eat them raw on half shell since I have MISSED raw oysters so much since we moved from SF, CA to Appalachia. Any suggestions on beverages to pair with them (wine, champagne, sake?) as well as any thoughts on other foods/dishes to serve after the first oyster course. Thanks in advance!

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    sparky403 RE: sfcackalacky Dec 23, 2012 05:30 PM

    How about all of the bevs? Oysters are such a perfect food - I like champers personally, second would be an un-filtered sake, 3rd a nice un-oaked (or lightly oaked).white wine... can't go wrong with any of them.

    Beau MacMIllian's Oyster Rockefeller recipe is interesting if you're going to go that route.


    I'm very jelous I'm sure you;ll enjoy and have earned it.... happy holidays.

    1. FoodChic RE: sfcackalacky Dec 23, 2012 06:51 PM

      Champagne for sure. Champagne and Kumamoto oysters are made for each other. After the oysters how about a frisée salad with shaved asparagus, bacon, red onions, butter croutons, and a poached egg. Dressing from bacon fat and wine vinegar. This is a hearty salad that pairs well with the champagne.

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        mrjuggs RE: sfcackalacky Feb 3, 2013 09:46 AM

        A bottle of Vouvray, a french white from the Loire Valley is my favorite wine to pair with Oysters.

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          chloebell RE: mrjuggs Feb 3, 2013 09:50 AM

          Ice cold vodka! I like champagne too.

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          Puffin3 RE: sfcackalacky Feb 3, 2013 10:06 AM

          Ice cold sake. After the oysters how about staying with a Japanese theme? Crab and soba noodle salad with ginger?
          Prawn cucumber and wakame salad? Salmon teriyaki? Keep the cold sake flowing.
          Number one recommendation: Sashimi tuna salad with miso dressing!

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            travelerjjm RE: Puffin3 Feb 3, 2013 01:33 PM

            I prefer sake, too. Something kind of dry. Check a local liquor store or wine store where they know sake.

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            zin1953 RE: sfcackalacky Feb 3, 2013 12:30 PM

            To drink:

            Champagne* (Brut Blanc de Blancs is my preference)
            Muscadet sur lie
            Picpoul de Pinet
            Chablis* -- petit or a/c


            * French (just in case that needs to be said out loud)

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