Before you put your tongs away for the season and as you savor the summer sun's final strong rays, gather your friends and family for one last hurrah! Now that it's September, don't forget the oysters.
Depending on who you ask, oyster season begins in September, and you'd only want to eat them in months that end in the letter "r." A few reasons for this thought? Oysters spawn at the end of April, and they're ready for consumption starting in September. Also, many thought oysters had a better chance to spoil during the warmer months.
If you've never prepared oysters yourself, it can be intimidating. But it can also be easy and a great experience. People who are allergic to shellfish should refrain from eating oysters. Give oysters a try and be sure to remember the following:
Oysters are delicious and can be prepped a number of ways. When you get the hang of making them at home, you might even look forward to the end of summer!
Learn more from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about how to safely select and serve seafood.
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