Now Clams are a whole different story when compared with Oysters. I really do prefer my Oysters raw on the half-shell, but give me Steamed Clams with some butter for dipping (available many places) or whole-belly fried Clams (only in New England!).
The current 'favorite' poll on the front page, about seafood, is a difficult choice for me. Oysters were my choice, but I love clams and even more Scallops ( the big ones),. Crab is good too, but I prefer it in dishes that I don't have to do the work of shelling. I'll pass on the Calamari and related squid items, as my experience with them has been 'not good' (Tough and chewy).
Here is a plate of Broiled Oysters from Wintzells that Janet and Pov Pete shared last year. From the left - Oyster Sampler
...four each of Monterey, Bienville, Rockefeller and Grilled - $17.99
And a dozen of my raw Oysters (One of four that disappeared that night) $4.95 with a 16 oz draft Yuenling included. $7.99 on the menu but often a Happy Hour Special!!
post edited by mayor al - 2009/03/11 11:20:01