Infographic: How to Enjoy a Shell-icious Raw Oyster
Fall is in full swing and that means one thing on Hilton Head Island: Lowcountry harvest! If you’re looking to celebrate and sample Southern flavors, a Hilton Head Island fall getaway is a must. Our seafood is fresh, fall festivals abound, and that’s just the beginning of all that you can dig into on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.
One of our favorite fall delicacies to gobble down? A platter of raw oysters. Salty and smooth, these small luxuries of the sea are a Hilton Head Island staple. We have a rich history of farming, distributing, and serving oysters that spans more than 100 years. We’re home to the Bluffton Oyster Company, the last hand-shucking house in the state of South Carolina, and many of our restaurants serve ‘em up fresh for your dining pleasure.
Fresh from the sea, these hard-shelled wonders can taste like heaven. But, we understand how taking your first slurp, ordering a platter, or serving oysters at home can be a little intimidating. Relax, we’ve gotcha covered. Check out the infographic below for quick tips on everything from what to look for in a great oyster to what wines and sauces pair best.
The Carolina Rooster: Deconstructed
We recently caught up with Andrew Carmines, owner of Hudson's, and he shared his favorite secret recipe for enjoying oysters with us. The build is easy and the name is memorable (so is the taste!) Dubbed the "Carolina Rooster," you may want to have a drink handy for this one! So, go ahead and do try this at home the next time you're enjoying those delicious oysters!
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Oysters on the half shell to start. A bucket of fresh peel-and-eat shrimp straight from the Atlantic to follow. Peach cobbler right out of the oven for dessert.
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