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How to Make Oysters on the Half Shell
Feb16

How to Make Oysters on the Half Shell

Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening, or you’re in a celebratory mood, Oysters on the Half Shell are the perfect, tasty tidbits to offer up. How to Make Oysters on the Half Shell: Purchase the freshest oysters in the shell that you are able to, and as close to the time of serving as possible. Type: Appetizer Recipe Serve with: cocktail sauce, lemon wedges, horseradish, hot sauce & vodka Prep Time: 25 min...

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How to Cook Oysters on the Half Shell in a Bamboo Steamer
Apr23

How to Cook Oysters on the Half Shell in a Bamboo Steamer

Oysters are a real favorite in our household, and we prepare them in many different ways. Today, I’m sharing with you how to create a masterpiece of oysters in a bamboo steamer. If you don’t know how to use a bamboo steamer, check out that link and you’ll learn a lot. Not only does a bamboo steamer provide a healthy way to prepare food, but for this particular dish, it is extremely fast, only 2-3 minutes and...

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Kimberly Turner @ Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar
Dec27

Kimberly Turner @ Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar

Do you love Cajun, Creole or simply Southern cooking? Well, check out web chef, Kimberly Turner, in the kitchen with executive chef of Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon Street Bistro & Oyster Bar, Lyndon O’Hearn, creating New Orleans style deliciousness for you all to learn in the comfort of your own home… …or maybe it will just whet your taste buds and spark you to come on out and be gastronomically...

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Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar Does it Big!
Aug18

Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar Does it Big!

I had the pleasure of returning to Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar in Toronto with a few friends for a business meeting. One week prior, I had learned about Big Daddy’s when I hosted an episode of Unigirl Canada’s Campus Cuisine Series with executive chef Lyndon O’Hearn. I must say the food is spectacular, and the ambiance is great. Now, I lived in Louisiana in university and miss the people...

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Can Eating Raw Oysters Pose Health Risks?
Mar22

Can Eating Raw Oysters Pose Health Risks?

If you’re considering eating raw oysters for the first time, then you’re probably wondering if they could pose a health risk. There are a few things to be aware of before you endeavor on this delicious journey. Where do oysters shop? At the mollusk! LOL That’s right…Oysters are bivalve mollusks in the animal world…Get it? The mollusk (mall-usk)? LOL All kidding aside…I am not sure who the first...

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What in the World Would You Like to Find Inside of an Oyster?
Mar21

What in the World Would You Like to Find Inside of an Oyster?

I was asked today… “If an oyster could produce something other than a pearl, what in the world do you think would be a cool thing to find in an oyster?” I explored a lot of options, including diamonds, my favorite food, lobster…even the whimsical, like music or sunshine…but since I was in an Easter mood… …What if you went and collected a bunch of Gulf oysters, and opened one up, only to be...

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Raw Oysters on the Half-Shell – Have You Tried One?
Feb28

Raw Oysters on the Half-Shell – Have You Tried One?

If you’ve never tried Raw Oysters on the Half Shell, you really are missing out on a delicacy that’s also an aphrodisiac! My Experience: When I was young, and up to this day, my mother would always put out smoked oysters on special days, when we ate beautiful hors d’oeuvres. I was so young that I don’t even think I really knew what they were…They were just delicious, little, smoky, brown...

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