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Old 01-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #71
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I imagine you would need a press of some kind to get all the juices out of it? Just a guess here...
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:14 PM   #72
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ohh the imagery on that one!!

How do you know you squeezed the oyster properly?? Well, did it smile and light up a cigarette after wards??

Ok, am I gonna get in trouble for that one??
Different thread for smoked oysters...and...


Homemade Oyster Sauce
I N G R E D I E N T S
1/2 lb. shucked oysters with liquid
1 tbsp. water
1 tsp salt
light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Drain oysters and reserve the liquid. Mince oysters and place in a saucepan. Add water and reserved liquid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add salt and cool completely.
Force the mixture through a fine sieve into sauce pan. Measure the liquid, adding 2 Tbsp. light soy sauce to each 1/2 cup. Add dark soy sauce and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for about 7 minutes.
Cool to room temperature and pour into a sterilized jar. Seal and store in the refrigerator. This sauce can be kept for several weeks...hmmm. Nothing about squeezing them... Edit to add...apparently, authentic oyster sauce is a fermented sauce. I suppose one might combine the above ingredients in the stated proportions without cooking, blend, strain and allow to ferment.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #73
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Well that stinks, squeezing would have been a lot more fun ;)
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:04 AM   #74
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All levity aside, I don't think I'd bother with that oyster sauce recipe. The Asian types are actually fermented, not just oysters cooked & pulverized with soy sauce.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:46 PM   #75
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As a longtime Cantonese cook I can say that the absolutely best Oyster Sauce I've used is Lee Kum Kee's Premium Oyster Sauce - go to their
website http://home.lkk.com/ they even have a search feature - you input your zipcode and they locate nearest store.
The Premium sauce has a picture of a child and woman in a boat on the label.
This is the oyster sauce found in nearly all Chinese housewives pantrys.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:48 PM   #76
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As a longtime Cantonese cook I can say that the absolutely best Oyster Sauce I've used is Lee Kum Kee's Premium Oyster Sauce - go to their
website Lee Kum Kee Homepage they even have a search feature - you input your zipcode and they locate nearest store.
The Premium sauce has a picture of a child and woman in a boat on the label.
This is the oyster sauce found in nearly all Chinese housewives pantrys.
The nearest place is 188 miles from me.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:54 PM   #77
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The nearest place is 188 miles from me.
Be sure to buy two.
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The nearest place is 188 miles from me.
Good think you can buy online.

That zip code search doesn't work anyway. It says there are no places near me that carry it, but I know of 3 places within 10 miles of me that carry it. I have bought it at all three places.
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Yup - products from Lee Kum Kee are sold all over the place on-line. Just. do. a. search.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:05 PM   #80
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Good think you can buy online.

That zip code search doesn't work anyway. It says there are no places near me that carry it, but I know of 3 places within 10 miles of me that carry it. I have bought it at all three places.
The Zip Code search told me 165 miles.... Seems I remember buying the bottle I have at a little Oriental Market about 30 minutes from here





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