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Old 12-18-2015, 04:19 PM   #11
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Drat. S&P popped my daydream. Here I thought he had a secret tributary that went direct from Montana to the Pacific. And all this time all he has to do is row a boat to Walmart's parking lot. Well, his seafood dishes always look like good eating and pictures.

I like oysters Rockefeller and canned smoked oysters speared with a toothpick. Haven't had the latter in eons, so couldn't say where they originate.
Even though I "row" to walmart, they are fresh shucked Pacific oysters. And the perfect size for shooters.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:14 PM   #12
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That is funny, I can by fresh oysters by the case.
Shucked or shelled?
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:50 PM   #13
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Shucked or shelled?
Doubtful. Many oyster aficionados like shucking their own.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #14
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We only get fresh local oysters here on Vancouver Island. Mainly from Fanny Bay and from Salt Spring Island but some come from the Powell River area.
They are sold in large restaurant quantities in hemp gunny sacks.
In the local stores you can buy them in small plastic mesh bags or already shucked in small plastic tubs.
Good for you! We are not all from your location. Blue points are the most readily available in our region. They can be bought as you describe, or by the case. Just because they are sold a certain way in your locale, doesn't mean that is the only way they can be bought.
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The refrigerated, shucked oysters work for shooters when you don't have access to others. They're generally in the grocery store near the smoked salmon, and packaged lump crabmeat. They're great for po'boys, chowder and in seafood minestrone as well.

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Old 12-19-2015, 09:13 AM   #16
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Good for you! We are not all from your location. Blue points are the most readily available in our region. They can be bought as you describe, or by the case. Just because they are sold a certain way in your locale, doesn't mean that is the only way they can be bought.
I never said they couldn't be bought other ways. I simply noted how they are sold around here pal.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:12 AM   #17
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I never said they couldn't be bought other ways. I simply noted how they are sold around here pal.
Actually, you said:

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I think there's some confusion here.
Canned oysters are always cooked never raw.
Raw oysters are only sold in the shell in mesh bags or already shucked in plastic tubs.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:37 AM   #18
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Actually, you said:
You're right. I should have included "around here" in my post.
Are there raw shucked oysters available in cans. Cans as in Campbell soup?
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You're right. I should have included "around here" in my post.
Are there raw shucked oysters available in cans. Cans as in Campbell soup?

As Zagut pointed out, the canning process cooks the oysters. Raw uncanned oysters in a can would be a food poisoning disaster!
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You're right. I should have included "around here" in my post.
Are there raw shucked oysters available in cans. Cans as in Campbell soup?
Not that I know of. I think that would create a huge risk of food poisoning. Canned foods are heated to 160F after sealing to kill any pathogens inside, which also cooks the contents.
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