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Oysters, clams, and cockles!
Season 5, Episode 8: Kill the Boy
Our little Arya is growing up. A girl is on her own in a new city, taking classes at the House of Black and White, and like any girl off to college she's juggling jobs, assignments, responsibilities and...well, let's just say a girl is bound to make a few mistakes along the way. Blindingly big mistakes. But before a girl goes completely off the rails, she's holding it together with a part time job slinging oysters, clams, and cockles by the docks. What better way to enjoy your beautiful oysters than with a trio of delectable sauces? Yes friends, it's time to choose your poison!
Some would say that pulling a rock from the the sea, forcing it open with a knife and consuming its live contents is just asking for poisoning. But those people know nothing, I say. Oysters on first glance, a twisted mass of gray stone, does not look edible. Once opened, it looks even less edible. A mass of slime, reminiscent of snot, a blob of wet yuck. It's a weird thing to eat, much less to crave. But a good oyster is like a sweet kiss of seawater on a clear summer's day. It's a primal taste - salty and sweet, clean and alive - eating this thing calls us back to the briny waters of our primordial past. Whatever, once you get into it, oysters are dang delicious.
For those still a bit oyster-averse, a little bit of sauce can help ease the way. But we can do better than just plain vinegar, so here are our offerings for your oyster eating pleasure:
The Thin Man's Vinegar Sauce
adapted from Martha Stewart
adapted from Hog Island Oyster Co.
The Bloody Arya