Our friends invited us out to clam with them at their favorite spot along the hood canal and we had such a fun time! Everyone was able to get their limit on clams, and we brought home quite a few oysters too. We learned a lot such as: the horse clams are better for chowder, the smaller clams are tastier steamed than larger ones, you can just soak them in a bucket of water if you're going to steam them-no dissecting required, and young men can slurp a LOT of oyster goo.
Later we met at the Clifton's to share in the bounty. They did a great job frying and steaming them. And I had enough oyster to say I've tried it. I might try it again fried. But the taste of the ocean is just not a taste I love. That's what it tasted like to me. Not foul, just oceany. And I even tried a steamed clam. I liked the taste okay, but the visual of it was hard to overcome and the spongy texture is not a favorite...and then watching Annora play with hers and I saw this brown gunk squeeze out...I may have had a second before watching that, but that ruined it. Annora apparently loves oysters. She ate 4! So, Grandma Sue, you'll have a partner at the oyster fest now!