As Diesel posted about the first oysters yesterday I want to second that motion! I'm not that far from the coast and a friend brought me some fresh oysters so I made collard green and oyster stew. I scrubbed them and put the on the grill to open them up then proceeded to make this stew:
It has itty bitty Italian sausage balls, great northern beans cooked in chicken stock and ham hocks, potatoes with fresh dill and parsley, fresh collard greens, onions and garlic cooked down and reduced with white wine and fresh cream. Here's the kicker: I don't eat oysters, but I love making this for my friends! The last two pics show one that I eat with no oysters and the last one is THE MONEY SHOT for all you oyster lovers!