To me, after nearly 80 years of eating European, East, and Gulf Coast oysters, I find the Pacific Coast oysters I have sampled to have an alien metalic ( maybe coppery) taste. The ones I’ve had have been fat and plump and briny – but there’s that background unusual taste that i just can’t seem to learn to love.
I have read that zinc is the metal……and it is supposedly why Oysters are considered to be an aphrodisiac. I always thought that claim was mostly a marketing gimmick but just to make sure I always eat several dozen just to make sure I have all options covered..
I plan on sliding copious amounts down at the Festival in NOLA late March. Lucky for me, my lovely spousal unit (CinCHouse…Commander in Chief House) loves Oysters as well…
I am one lucky Old Dog.
See yall (all yall) in NOLA
If you get a chance, maybe try Casemento’s for some great oysters in NOLA.
I love Lucky Dog’s, too, but I think that is a different forum.