Greenwood Fish Market: The Idiot’s Guide to Oysters! https://t.co/7CcQlchKod
4. When assessing the flavour of the oysters, we do have to bear in mind that they are seasonal creatures. In the spring, when they start feeding again, they tend to taste more green. In the summer, they spawn and spawny oysters have a milky, translucent liquid and doesn’t taste very good, although there are some people who do like them. After spawning they are skinny and quite tasteless. In the fall they start feeding and start storing food for the winter. It is said that an oyster in the winter months will taste the best. This seasonality gave rise to the rule that you should only eat an oyster during months with contain the letter “R” ie not during the summer months. However, nowadays oyster farmers are growing oysters that don’t spawn, which is why they are now available all year round. Having said that, they do still taste marginally better in the colder months! So, d...