Best Ways to Enjoy Fresh, Gulf Oysters
Stewed, nude, baked, broiled or fried are just some of the ways to enjoy the succulent oysters from the Gulf of Mexico.
Oysters are a Gulf Coast seafood staple. Everyone has a favorite recipe for preparing oysters and many Orange Beach and Gulf Shores restaurants have specialties that are sure to make your mouth water.
Sample the New Orleans Style BBQ Baked Oysters at King Neptune’s and sop up that buttery goodness with delicious bread. Can’t decide what kind of oyster should be on your plate? The Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar has a sampler with oysters topped with parmesan cheese or a mixture of onions, bacon and melted Gouda cheese. Joe & Dave’s Favorite Oysters at the Original Oyster House takes these denizens of the Gulf and bakes them with a garlic cocktail sauce, Applewood bacon crumbles and Parmesan cheese. At Acme Oyster House in Gulf Shores, try some chargrilled oysters for a different taste sensation or toss back an oyster shooter as your taste buds revel with delight. Feeling traditional? Try the Oysters Rockefeller at Cobalt, topped with a mixture of baked spinach, garlic, shallots, parsley, green onion and a touch of anisette.
Like your oysters fried? Sea-N-Suds and The Shrimp Basket have these juicy creations pulled straight from the fryer and onto your plate. Dip them in cocktail sauce, Tartar sauce or try some Remoulade sauce for a spicy addition to your meal. A fried oyster po’boy is a local sandwich you should try while you’re enjoying Alabama Gulf Coast cuisine. Get it dressed – with tomatoes and lettuce – or eat it with some lemon juice.
Soups, Stews and Gumbos
Oysters are one of the main ingredients in a variety of soups, stews and gumbos. Try the seafood gumbo at LuLu’s where the roux’s been stirred “until your arms falls off.” A number of other Gulf Shores restaurants offer delectable dishes that are perfect for appetizers and entrees.