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Recycling 1,000 Oyster Shells

Friday, September 09, 2016

OK finally I finished the 1,000 oysters I bought in March. Without doubt, it was the best decision I've ever made regarding food. Oyster is truly a superfood. It's the richest source of zinc which is vital for the immune system and testosterone among other things. In addition, it is also a great source of selenium and iodine. I saved the oyster shells and took them to the recycling piles an hour away at Prestige Oysters in Dickinson, TX. It was a pleasant drive for a good cause. They dried out the shells and put them back in the bay so the oysters can have their habitats back. Without suitable habitat/substrate, young oyster dies.

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    794 days ago
    794 days ago
    The finale of your epic oyster year! Marvelous! Are you going to buy that much again, and when?
    794 days ago
    Talk about a great recycling plan! My parents would save the shells from their yearly clam bakes and use them to decorate the garden beds.
    794 days ago
    Not only do I love oysters, but my all-time favorite breakfast remains the historical classic of the West called the "Hangtown Fry". It's history is that a person came into a gold camp in California and ordered a meal with everything they had for sale as an ingredient in the dish. Everything tinned, pickled, sliced, dried, glassed, and so on.

    It is an amazing dish. It isn't required to replicate per se, as one can use whatever one wants to prepare the omelete style dish... but oysters are not optional. Ps. they need to be canned, tinned or precooked in order to make the deal. No oyster Rockafeller's kind of hoity-toity crap. Even most fellow oyster-gatherers I knew in the NorthWest USA never did an oyster raw -- it was usually steamed open, slapped with butter and hot sauce and "there you go, Bob's your uncle!"

    too cool, eh?
    794 days ago
    Very cool! I'd love an opportunity like this! Thanks for sharing.

    794 days ago
    Holy Cow!! Absolutely amazing!! Thank You for sharing!
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  • MAALEX10
    What do they do with the recycled oyster shells?
    794 days ago
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