Birthday Roast and Boil

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March 30 is my best friend's birthday, it also is his youngest daughter's birthday. So I had an oyster roast and Frogmore Stew for them...
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60 lb. box of oysters had just over 200 in it. We couldn't eat them all so I shucked out what was left and they'll probably be on the menu soon in some shape or form...
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Happy Birthday to my friend and his daughter!!
 
Oh wow Charles, you are a good friend… that is my kind of feast right there… nicely done. Happy Belated Birthday to them both!
 
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What a feast! I love baked oysters like Rockefeller or similar. Every now and then I'll do a raw plate too. I bought some some 2 years ago from Little Wimico. I have 2 bags while in shell that have been frozen. Suppose those are still good?
 
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Never had baked oysters, sure looks good to me! RAY
Ray, I actually steamed these just until they are warm. 40 quart pot with a basket and maybe 1" of water in the bottom.

As long as I can remember, whenever oysters are cooked, it was called an oyster roast. Traditionally a fire would be built and a steel plate would be put on the coals. Oysters would be dumped on the steel plate and covered with a burlap sack that had been soaked in water. Once a little steam started coming up, they were done and dumped onto a table for everyone to shuck and eat. I've cooked them that way many times and later would just use the grill and a bath towel, no steel plate. I believe this is where the term "oyster roast" came from. Thank you for your compliments...
 
My goodness, you definitely ate well. Very nice work there.
Thank you Eric!
Oh wow Charles, you are a good friend… that is my kind of feast right there… nicely done. Happy Belated Birthday to them both!
Thank you Justin. They are really more than friends, they're family to us.
What a feast! I love baked oysters like Rockefeller or similar. Every now and then I'll do a raw plate too. I bought some some 2 years ago from Little Wimico. I have 2 bags while in shell that have been frozen. Suppose those are still good?
Appreciate that Jeff. Never tried to freeze oysters or eat them, so I'd be interested myself...
Way to feed the birthdayers! All looks good.

Jim
Thanks Jim!
Love me some oysters!
I think I could eat my weight in raw or slightly steamed oysters...
Heck of a feast! Bet they really appreciated it!

Ryan
Thank you Ryan, I appreciate that!
Man that looks like a great spread, 👍 my birthday is in October, just throwing that out there lol 😆
Got you on the list, just let me know where...😉
 
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Man, now that's my kind of eating we roast then in the oven at 400 for about 20 minutes on a cookie sheet. Frogmore stew just move over give me some room.
Awesome meal all around.

Warren
 
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Happy Birthday to Both of Them!

You're a great friend indeed!
What a wonderful meal you did there, and it sounds and looks delicious.

I bet I could've slurped those extra oysters down raw.... Yes'sir!
Just pass me some lemon wedges and Tabasco.
I love them raw. When I go and pick them up myself, I always carry a knife and some Tabasco to sample a few fresh. Rinse them off in the salt water and have at it...
 
Nice boil Charles.
I cannot share the enthusiasm as oysters are not my liking. I've tried them every way imaginable, but my taste says no.

Holy crap! Did you have to take out a 2nd mortgage for a box of oysters that big? I’ve never had fresh oysters, they look delicious.
Been some time since I lived on a coast, but if you had a connection they were actually pretty cheap especially purchased in larger quantity as a bag (bushel).
 
I cannot share the enthusiasm as oysters are not my liking. I've tried them every way imaginable, but my taste says no.
I get that, John. They're one of those things you either like or dislike regardless of how they're cooked. My wife, Sheila, hated them for years until "THAT" day came, now she loves them as much as I...
 
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It is what it is $60 1/2 bushel here.

Warren

My friend sells bushels for $110, so about the same price...
Wow inflation after 25 years and maybe an opposite coast thing.
I think Uncle Dick picked them up for around $20 a bushell.

I do know how to piss off an oysterman. We went diving in Agate Passage in Puget Sound during tide shift. We would put in the water about 2 miles up from a state park. Well we came up and out about 1/4 mile short of the park and it happened to be in an oyster bed. A warning shot made us lift hands to show we had no catch bags and empty hands
 
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