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Poll Question : Do oysters act as an aphrodisiac for you?
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Yes 6 20 %
No 4 13 %
Ick, I'm not eating those 19 63 %
I can't get oysters here 0 0 %
Do smoked tin ones count? 1 3 %

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nicola
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 2:45:50 AM

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We've all heard of their aphrodisiac properties, but do they work for you? Poll attached.

I shared a dozen last night, Kilpatrick style.

Here's how I do them.

Flash fry a rasher of finely chopped bacon (cheat by microwaving it for 40 seconds if you're feeling lazy, it's not so crispy that way though).
Mix together a generous teaspoon of tomato ketchup (heinz preferred) and Worcestershire sauce.
Grate some parmesan cheese.
Finely chop some curly parsley.

Smear the sauce on top of each oyster, place the bacon on next. Finish with the parmesan and parsley.

I think the traditional recipe might include breadcrumbs, but who wants to ruin oysters with bread is my take on that.

Put under a hot grill for 1 minute only.

Wash down with a crisp dry white wine, Sauvignon Blanc works well.

Enjoy the after effects icon_smile
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Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 5:03:11 AM

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That sounds delicious.

Another way to do them is this:

Shuck a dozen oysters, keeping the liquid that drains from them. Strain it through a sieve lined with cheese-cloth or a paper towel. Keep the shells.

Heat the liquid and 250ml champagne or dry white wine, then poach the oysters for 30 seconds.

Remove them, drain them on paper towelling, and then dip them in a beaten egg, let most of the egg drain off, then roll the oysters in a mixture of roasted, finely ground almonds and hazelnuts to coat them. Melt some butter in a pan and when it is bubbling, slip the oysters in for about a minute or until the nut coating is nicely set, turning them gently.

Cover a large serving plate with coarse salt, and set the oyster shells on it. Keep the plate in a warm oven while preparing the oysters, then serve them back in the shell. Serve with champagne or a good, full bodied dry white wine, such as a Viognier.

This is one I often do on New Year's Eve.

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Magical_felix
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 8:27:05 AM

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That made my mouth water...

I think foods that people consider aphrodisiacs work like a placebo. The only true aphrodisiac I find women respond to is a whole lot of alcohol.icon_biggrin

iceman
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 8:48:56 AM

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Although I've tried oysters many times in many styles, I just don't like them.

Nicola, if you want to spice up your Heinz ketchup, add one teaspoon of "Tapatio" brand hot sauce per 1/4 cut ketchup. This hot sauce has no vinegar added, making it perfect to go with Heinz.

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sassycheergirl
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:11:42 AM

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I tried them once and didn't like the taste. Maybe they were prepared the wrong way? Who knows!


*smiles, hugs, and lollipops*



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Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:52:42 AM

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dancenude I find I am unqualified to say, as I eat nothing that comes out of the water.

Bunch of dirty poop sifters. LOL!

puke

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Dancing_Doll
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:53:13 AM

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I love oysters raw on the half-shell (it's the only way I've tried them actually). A bit of fresh-grated horseradish, tangy cocktail sauce an a squeeze of lemon is my favourite way to slurp them down.

In terms of aphrodisiac properties... it's hard to say if they work for me, since I'm easy to arouse anyway. I do remember reading once that they are high in zinc, which is tied to the libido.

To me, I think it's about the sensuality of eating them. The visual look of them, and the taste of raw oysters both seem to suggest sex in my opinion, and if you enjoy them naked with a sexy someone, they are sure to do the trick!






WellMadeMale
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 10:08:25 AM

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As a general higher life form rule (HLFr), I avoid eating bait, as well as invertebrates which do not possess exoskeletons.

I also try to identify rashers and give them wide berth, too. geek



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Guest
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:02:32 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
As a general higher life form rule (HLFr), I avoid eating bait, as well as invertebrates which do not possess exoskeletons.

I also try to identify rashers and give them wide berth, too. geek



Oysters aren't bait, at least in most of the ostreaculture world.

Calamari is often used for bait, but stuffed calamari, or breaded and fried calamari is fantastic, and in my experience, far more of an aphrodisiac than oysters. But hey, let's face it, it's a personal preference, which cannot be quantified or explained.

A rasher of bacon, on the other hand, can be akin to culinary heaven...

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Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:46:36 PM

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I love oysters in all forms, my favorite being raw ... I eats em raw. But I've never been roused by eating them, and I've eaten plenty. The most I've eaten at one sitting was 5 dozen on the half shell with a lot of beer.
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Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 8:09:27 PM

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Love them smoked in oil right out of the can
rxtales
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 8:45:50 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
As a general higher life form rule (HLFr), I avoid eating bait, as well as invertebrates which do not possess exoskeletons.




Why do you have this rule? Just curious.

I am a vegetarian so I don't eat them...
nicola
Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 8:58:36 PM

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I would ordinarily eat them raw (dash of lemon juice and tabasco) if it were summer, but it's too cold here right now. Now 12.4°C.
DamonX
Posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 2:38:49 PM

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I love smoked oysters. I can't say as they increase my arousal in any way though. In fact they don't really strike me as a "sexy" food at all. Although....they do look like little grey vaginas.....confused5
WellMadeMale
Posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 9:34:24 PM

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rxtales wrote:
WellMadeMale wrote:
As a general higher life form rule (HLFr), I avoid eating bait, as well as invertebrates which do not possess exoskeletons.




Why do you have this rule? Just curious.

I am a vegetarian so I don't eat them...


Something about the texture of oysters/mussles which just makes me gak.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:16:47 AM

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Only a casual oyster slupper until enjoying one of the best meals in my life at Brennans in New Orleans. The server recommended a variety of flavoured oysters and we were not disappointed. Maybe the combination of the oysters, the city, and the company added up to a very hot tustle between the sheets that night.
bevaire
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 1:05:03 PM

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I've eaten oysters for years, sushi too - and I cant really say they do a whole lot. However, clams may be another thing altogether! I think the very reason I joined lushstories yesterday is due to the sexual explosion I've experienced the last 5 days since sharing ten pounds of clams with a friend.

Since the clams, I've bought new toys (one of which I'm not certain just yet my wife will be willing to participate with), watched so much porn that my wife is wondering what is so intriguing (so now we have made plans to watch some together, for the first time in our 20 years together), came probably 20 times (a months worth), and of course got it on that night and the next morning (the morning after session is unusual, and i think she's still a bit sore). So I wonder... did my friend slip something into that batch of clams? And if so... I want more!!

Recipe:
10 lbs clams in shells
1 bulb of garlic, not just one clove - chopped fairly fine
some onion also chopped - same proportion as the garlic
1/2 stick butter
1 bottle white wine
In a big pot with a cover, melt enough butter to fry the garlic and onion until union starts getting soft - then add the rest of the butter, and when its all melted, add the clams and pour over a cup or so of wine, and cover it, bringing it up to a low simmer - then every time you open the pot, add some more wine, until the clams are all open and ready
Also, be sure to make some garlic bread to dip in the sauce - that might be the best part of the meal - so use plenty of wine - the sauce is the best part
Dirty_D
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 4:05:53 PM

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Oysters are a regular here. Get a fire going under a grate, put the oysters up there, scoop out the insides into a cracker with some Tabasco sauce. Chase with a cold beer.


dpw
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 6:01:09 PM

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nicola wrote:
I would ordinarily eat them raw (dash of lemon juice and tabasco) if it were summer, but it's too cold here right now. Now 12.4°C.

I eat them raw with just a squeeze of lemon, I think tabasco might overpower the taste. I also like them with a nice chilled Chablis or Sancere.
Samuel Johnson said "T'was a brave man that first ate an oyster", he was probably right when you think about it, the same with escargots!
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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 7:42:38 PM

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Oysters are one of my favorite foods, all forms, fried, grilled, Rockefeller, bur especially on the half shell raw, I can eat so many. I don't know if they really enhance the mood but if I am with the right person, well so it goes. Other than that I would agree with Dancing Doll on all her comments.
Guest
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 8:05:19 PM

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Are they supposed to make you sick?
Barbielicious
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:43:59 AM

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No thank you. And ick.
I wouldn't like the texture either.
It would make me gag and spit it out.

Pass .

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SydneySider
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:59:05 AM

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Its about the only thing I dont eat from the sea. Well, I eat fish, but I dont like tuna or salmon, go figure. Yeah, cant do the oyster bit. Something about the texture. And if you think you need to eat something to get in the mood, well, there might be other issues at hand there.

coljac
Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:45:21 PM

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I TRIED THEM ONCE I BOUGHT A DOZEN AS I WAS SWAPPING WITH MY NEIGHBOUR AND I WANTED TO IMPRESS HER WE SPENT THE WHOLE NIGHT TOGETHER .OF THE TWELVE TWO WERE DUDS
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