Enjoy Best tasting gulf oysters now
Who else has been counting down the days until peak oyster season? We love them raw, fried, or charbroiled, and there’s no better time to eat them than right now. But there are more reasons to consume these bivalves than just seasonal availbility. Not only are Gulf oysters absolutely delicious, but the health benefits of oysters are plentiful!
Of over 150 varieties of oysters harvested and sold in North America, 70% of oysters produced in the United States are from the Gulf Coast. Gulf oysters are in season year-round, but they are largest between October and April. If you’re lucky enough to live near Louisiana waters, you can get oysters at the peak of freshness pretty much any time you desire. Here’s why oysters are one of our favorite kinds of Louisiana Seafood out there!
INCREASE HEALTH DURING OYSTER SEASON
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat seafood twice per week to support health and nutrition. Oysters are packed with high-quality protein, essential minerals like zinc, iron, and selenium; and contain vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin B-12. They contain other minerals that help our immune system, and have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The enzymes activitated by oysters can also help fight cardiovascular disease and help with nerve function, and the magnesium and potassium in the mollusks can contribute to lower blood pressure. Because oysters also contain more zinc per serving than any other food (and zinc produces testasterone and stabilizes mood), some even believe that oysters are an aphrodisiac. Try them to see what kind of effect they have on you!
PREPARE GULF OYSTERS AT HOME
The combination of oyster season and the month of October designated National Seafood Month makes it a great time to enjoy gulf oysters! Come visit our Seafood Market and pick up some fresh Gulf oysters to prepare at home. You can also visit www.shopdeanies.com to order Louisiana oysters shipped overnight anywhere in the continental United States.
Oysters lend themselves to many different recipes which showcase their flavor, whether raw, fried, charbroiled, stewed or baked, or cooked in a variety of dishes. They’re easier than you think to prepare at home in dishes like Seafood Gumbo with Oysters. Try these oyster recipes to impress your friends and family! Or check out this simple recipe for Deanie’s original Charbroiled Oysters.
Deanie’s Seafood serves raw oysters, charbroiled oysters, and fried oysters year round, and recently added New Orleans Barbeque Oysters to the menu at both our French Quarter and Bucktown locations. The family owned and operated restaurants have been voted consistently by locals in categories like Best New Orleans Seafood Restaurant in publications including Where Y’at Magazine, Gambit, The Times Picayune and New Orleans Magazine.
Check out our menus and stop in and see us next time you’re in the neighborhood!
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, and Deanie’s Seafood in the French Quarter, 841 Iberville St., are open 7 days per week.