5 Ways to Serve Oysters This Holiday Season

It seems that everyone’s gatherings are going to be a bit more intimate this holiday season. With less people around the table, we have the opportunity to branch out, try a new dish, and spoil the loved ones we are dining with. Oysters have a way of elevating any event and while raw on the half-shell with a few good chews is our go to way of enjoying these true cold-water oysters, the serving options go beyond this favorite.

Oyster Stuffing

This stuffing is bursting with flavor. A motley of fresh herbs, toasted bread, and briny oysters make every bite a taste sensation, your mouth will be watering before this dish even gets in the oven. We have put together a full meal kit for this dish and, as always, the ingredients in this meal kit have been locally sourced with two dozen oysters from Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm, herbs and vegetables from Cold Spring Farm, and fresh baked bread from Giuliano's Bake Shop. You can have this meal kit dropped at your door or pick it up the day before.

Meal Kit available for $45, buy online or in-store


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Oyster Stuffing Recipe
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Cranberry Mignonette

Take classic oysters on the half-shell and liven them up this holiday season with a spoonful of our cranberry mignonette available exclusively from Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm. Cranberries typically make their appearance on the holiday table as slices of canned jelly. Treat your guests to something a little different this holiday with a jar of cranberry mignonette, ready to serve in the middle of a dozen oysters on the half-shell in a 4oz mason jar.

4oz jar available for $6, buy online or in-store


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Cranberry Mignonette
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Apple Smoked Oyster Spread

If the only smoked oysters you have tried are the ones out of a can, we offer our sincere condolences for that experience. Our apple smoked oysters have been carefully smoked to perfection before being combined with cream cheese, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Smear a little of this spread on slices of cucumber or crackers for an easy, addicting appetizer. Top with slivered green onion for aesthetic appeal. Jarred smoked oysters are also available seasonally at the market.

9oz jar of spread available for $20, buy online or in-store


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Apple Smoked Oyster Spread
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Butter Broiled Oysters

While your grill may be in hibernation mode, you can still enjoy the flavor of grilled oysters right from your oven. Using our cast iron oyster pan you will avoid spillage of the liquor and will be able to tastefully serve your oysters. Our pre-made butters include sweet & tangy bourbon, lemon & dill, and garlic & herb. Alternatively, experiment with your favorite flavor combinations and let us know which were successful!

4oz of house-made butters available for $6 or all three for $15, buy in-store


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Sweet & Tangy Bourbon Oysters
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Lemon and Dill Buttered Oysters
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Garlic and Herb Buttered Oysters
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Bloody Mary Shooters

A bit of a twist on the vodka and oyster shots so popular down South. Our Bloody Mary Shooters kit makes the perfect gift or breakfast accompaniment this holiday season. Twelve shot glasses with our NB insignia, 14 oz of bloody mary mix with room to add 5oz of your favorite vodka, one dozen oysters, a NBSF shucking knife, two limes, and fresh ground salt and pepper to rim each glass. Available for pick up the week leading up to Christmas.

Bloody Mary Shooters Kit available for $50, buy online or in-store - COMING SOON

For the traditionalists out there looking to serve oysters on the half-shell, Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm offers a dozen different hot sauces all recommended by our patrons as well as cocktail sauce, and locally made mignonettes to serve alongside oysters on the half-shell.

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