In addition to lobsters, I've been trying to learn how to cook a few other things while I'm out here.
Today I tried oysters!
We decided to make Oysters Kilpatrick - mainly because I didn't feel completely ready to try nude, uncooked oysters just yet (maybe next time?).
So after shucking the oysters, and also cutting the muscle connecting the oyster to the other side of the shell, we tipped out the excess juice and placed some thin slices of uncooked bacon on top of the raw oysters. Then we added a little Worcester sauce onto each of them (ok, it was rather a lot of Worcester sauce - I LOVE Lea & Perrins.. on EVERYTHING). Then we chucked them under the grill for a bit until the bacon bits were all crispy.
|The finished product!|
I tried them... and they were nice! I feel slightly more confident about trying them raw now (I think). At least now I know the taste of the beasties I'm doing experiments on!
|Removing barnacles from oysters at the|
Fisheries Institute. That's Brandt
in the background - hard
|I also cooked this fish yesterday! Stuffed with|
bits of butter and lemon