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Old 05-08-2017, 09:36 AM
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Had the chance to eat some fresh oysters with friends over the weekend, and though I hold the bivalve with a reverent horror I am now also a big fan of eating their raw, squishy flesh.

I still think the cooked mussel smells like butt, though. Not poop. Butt.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:30 AM
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"The world is your bivalve mollusc"

I love oysters. Fresh and delicious. Oh. Man.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:33 AM
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Back when I lived out west I used to love the little bitty Kumamoto oysters you could get at Japanese places. Great with a splash of ponzu sauce.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:49 AM
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I still think the cooked mussel smells like butt, though. Not poop. Butt.
I've lived near the ocean my entire life, so I will let you in on a secret: the ocean is filled with pee and poo.

It's like living near a dump or a train station, you just kind of get used to it.
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I oft get oysters when I eat at decent Japanese restaurants. Alas: landlocked prairie living.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:04 AM
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Shit is nasty. Fresh, canned, cooked or raw.

It's all disgusting.

You know those are filter feeders right? They literally do nothing all day but eat other people's shit.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:18 AM
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seared scallops or gtfo
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:24 AM
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Shit is nasty. Fresh, canned, cooked or raw.

It's all disgusting.

You know those are filter feeders right? They literally do nothing all day but eat other people's shit.
thank you for your contribution to the conversation

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Old 05-08-2017, 11:30 AM
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Shit is nasty. Fresh, canned, cooked or raw.

It's all disgusting.

You know those are filter feeders right? They literally do nothing all day but eat other people's shit.
All of agriculture grows in shit. It's fine. i'm ok with it.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:39 AM
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So do mushrooms, lobsters and crabs. Your point?
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:43 AM
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So do mushrooms, lobsters and crabs. Your point?
My point is: we should eat all these things. And more.

Unless you meant False - we should def take him to task for this OUTRAGE :P
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:53 AM
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So do mushrooms, lobsters and crabs. Your point?
I dont eat mushrooms, I've never had lobster, and I found my experience with crab profoundly disappointing so.

I guess I'm pretty good when it comes to not eating copraphages
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:56 AM
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Having moved to the middle of the country I find I miss seafood in general. There's a place about an hour up the highway that brings in live crawfish for a crawfish boiOH HEY it's crawfish season I really should try to get up there.

who needs lobster when you have uncooked hot dogs?
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:27 PM
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I dont eat mushrooms, I've never had lobster, and I found my experience with crab profoundly disappointing so.

I guess I'm pretty good when it comes to not eating copraphages
I got some bad news about poultry farm food supplies, homie
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I got some bad news about poultry farm food supplies, homie
also, don't ever google anything about production hog farming.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:32 PM
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I just want to note that the guy doing the biggest complaining about the nastiness of shellfish here is he of the uncooked hot dog, because fuck if I'm ever letting that one go
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:34 PM
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sorta back on track: most oyster shooter variations I've seen are the sort of thing you drink on a dare when you're already half in the bag, but the classic Bloody Mary style is a pretty tasty appetizer when you're eating seafood or throwing a cookout or something. This is a good recipe.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:34 PM
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My mom is deathly allergic to bivalves, so between that and the fact that they seem pretty gross I've never bothered to tempt fate.

OTOH, I love love love lobster (and most other crustaceans), which look like giant wet alien bugs, so I don't really have much room to talk.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:37 PM
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Lobster and shrimp are just giant insects, and societies around the world thrived on insects for millennia. When you tuck into a lobstah roll you're communing with John the Baptist, who also preferred his arthropodia with sauce.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:51 PM
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Lobster and shrimp are just giant insects, and societies around the world thrived on insects for millennia. When you tuck into a lobstah roll you're communing with John the Baptist, who also preferred his arthropodia with sauce.
Locusts are the only insect that is kosher. So if you eat locusts than indeed you are communing with John the Baptist.

If you eat lobster you are an abomination before the eyes of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:55 PM
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So do mushrooms
I have a friend who refuses to eat, and I quote, "poopberries".

More for me!
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:12 PM
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who needs lobster when you have uncooked hot dogs?
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I just want to note that the guy doing the biggest complaining about the nastiness of shellfish here is he of the uncooked hot dog, because fuck if I'm ever letting that one go
precooked! precooked!!

anyway all these things are delicious but one time I went to a korean restaurant in san diego and, per Yelp's consensus, ordered the "seafood stew", which had a very delicious broth and was filled with several things that I had no idea how to even begin eating, like, whole (small) crabs (not softshell) with no utensils nearby to crack them open with, and also a whole squid, which I'd never even seen before. I'd seen squid sashimi, sure, and the little tentacles fried up in calamari, but this was my first time being confronted with the Whole Dang Thing, and I didn't even know where to begin.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:30 PM
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I've never been a big fan of an oyster but MUSSELS are my hometown jam. Specifically it's one of the only foods I won't eat unless I'm near the ocean, because I grew up eating only the freshest of mussels and here in the midwest it's just not the same.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:49 PM
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I oft get oysters when I eat at decent Japanese restaurants. Alas: landlocked prairie living.
Surely you could find some prairie oysters.
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You can get those at the farmer's market around here. (even from buffalo, if you so choose.) Never had the nerve myself, though.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:29 PM
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Locusts are the only insect that is kosher. So if you eat locusts than indeed you are communing with John the Baptist.

If you eat lobster you are an abomination before the eyes of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:30 PM
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You can get those at the farmer's market around here. (even from buffalo, if you so choose.) Never had the nerve myself, though.
Offal, more often than not, arouses a great cowardice in me.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:32 PM
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Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.
Sure Peter can eat unclean things he had a vision after Jesus' death. Jews don't recognize him an authority though...

And Peter's vision dont have anything to do with John the Baptist.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:36 PM
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Offal, more often than not, arouses a great cowardice in me.
So no sweetbreads, tripe and the like?
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:02 PM
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I grew up on fresh mussels and oysters so they are the jam.

Mussels are great smoked, but also good just steamed with some wine. Also love a good mussels marinara.

I'm wish RDJ that the bloody mary oyster shooter is actually delish. Though I don't think raw oysters need much. Just some lemon juice and / or tabasco and they're good.

Fresh fried clams are most wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth things you can imagine and non-fresh ones are tasteless rubber.
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