Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scenes From a Low Country Oyster Roast

This entire ALL you can eat oyster roast was only FIFTEEN DOLLARS.

Amelia, loving her oysters.  She will only eat "the little, cute ones", according to her. 

You're making Momma proud!!

Oysters roasting on a metal rack, covered in a wet cloth

Shoveling the oysters into buckets to dump on the tables
Frying turkeys

Grilling hotdogs and pulled pork

Roasting marshmallows for s'mores

Digging in at the oyster table

Sacks full of oysters and wood on a trailer

Bring your own gloves and oyster knife;
 table is full of hot sauce, paper towels and cocktail sauce
The emptied oysters get dumped in buckets, and the buckets dumped in wheelbarrows. 
They are then recycled back into the water to grow more oyster beds.

All you can eat oysters; still more sacks waiting to roast

Sitting by the fire, pulling pork; oysters roasting under the cloth
Everyone is eating plump oysters, chili, hotdogs, chicken mop, fried turkey, pulled pork,
brownies, chocolate nut cookies, crackers, drinks, and s'mores.  Mom and Olivia are right in front.

The end of the night; sitting around warming up by the fire. 
It's around 60 degrees by this time.


Paul said...

Dang, I really want to go to one of these. Looks delicious. Dumb question - Is there an oyster season there, or is it year-round?

Laurie said...

It IS delicious. This was the best roast I've been to so far. The oysters were still full of briny juice, warm and foamy from the fire. Oyster season is generally during the colder months (november to february) although you can get oysters here year round.

Come down for a visit during the season sometime! Or come during the soft shell crab festival. I will say that I love all the seafood festivals here.