I was in Pass Christian over the weekend and enjoyed some fresh, raw oysters.
Is there a more sublime delicacy that comes from our salty waters?
I don’t get the slimy thing some folks talk about, a raw oyster is not slimy to me. It is delicate with a salty goodness, yes, but I find nothing about this mollusk unpleasant.
Here is the simplest way to enjoy local oysters
Buy a sack or half a sack of oysters from the Pass Christian harbor
Find a friend with an oyster knife and offer free beverages for his or her labor
Open the oysters, discarding half the shell and remembering not spill the liquor
Fill a tray with rock salt and place the oysters on the half shell on top
Slice some fresh lemons
If you've got them, employ tiny oyster forks
Dribble a few drops of lemon on the oysters
Use a fork, or just raise the oyster to your lips and slurp, and it is done
Now, start again.