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Smoking Techniques => Hot Smoking and Barbecuing => Topic started by: SmokinMoe on December 24, 2017, 02:50:15 pm

Title: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: SmokinMoe on December 24, 2017, 02:50:15 pm
Has anyone tried this?  Shellfish make me nervous but it sounds like they could be really good.  I would not even begin to know how to do this, so If you have tried it, any tips? 
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: TedEbear on December 24, 2017, 03:03:04 pm
There are many threads about smoking oysters if you do a search for "oysters".  Here's a link to one of them:  Smoked Oysters in Half Shell (http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=35547.msg410111#msg410111)

Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: Habanero Smoker on December 25, 2017, 01:50:40 am
I had forgotten how to search the site using google. A member posted this some time ago, and I stumbled upon it a few days ago. It is much more effective than using the search features on this board. Just type the subject you are looking for using the below phrase in google search

subject site:forum.bradleysmoker.com

For example:
smoking oysters site:forum.bradleysmoker.com
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: paulopadrao on December 26, 2017, 05:17:01 am
Hello
I've had smoked oysters several times. I like to make them simple. open the oyster keeping its water, and place in a tray with salt to keep the oysters right, like a bed of salt. 15 to 20 minutes with smoke and is served with pepper, or a filet of lime and pepper and finely chopped chives. The wood use oak or cherry.
I hope it helps
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: paulopadrao on December 26, 2017, 05:20:12 am
Hi. I did not mention that I do not smoke oysters. I've never tried cooking with temperature.
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: SmokinMoe on December 27, 2017, 07:46:03 am
I did a search but the ones I saw were on recipes they tried but they said they would not use it again.  RE:smoked oysters in te half shell by waycoolcat.  Wanting something more updated. 
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: SmokinMoe on December 27, 2017, 07:49:52 am
Thanks for posting what you do, paulopadrao.  Sounds simple and was wondering about the type of puck to use.  We are getting a bushel, so will post what the consensus is.  Thanks!!!!!
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: TedEbear on December 27, 2017, 09:20:12 am
There are 57 threads on the forum about smoking oysters if you use the search method that Habanero Smoker suggested. 

Here's a link to the complete list:  Smoked Oysters (https://www.google.com/search?q=smoking+oysters+site%3Aforum.bradleysmoker.com&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1)

Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: SmokinMoe on December 30, 2017, 06:29:12 am
Every thread, in some form, is a variation of questions that have been asked in the past.  I searched, I did not like the recipes I saw, so I came and asked the question again. I have been a member since 2004, and most people are very helpful, even if the question has been asked.  No need to beat a dead horse, TedEbear, you could have moved on.  If someone else wants to continue this discussion with me, just ignore it. 
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: watchdog56 on January 10, 2018, 12:36:34 pm
Down boys be nice.
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: SmokinMoe on January 10, 2018, 01:08:54 pm
boys and girls, lol.
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: Orion on January 10, 2018, 03:08:42 pm
I used to smoke oysters fresh off the beach when I lived near the ocean. Never had a single problem with any food related sickness. I just used my favourite smoked salmon brine and soaked the oysters for 24 hours in the fridge. The salt content of the brine won't allow anything to grow. Then into a hot smoke until I felt they were ready. Of course you want the temperature of product past the safe point for shellfish  and held for say 20 minutes. I always tended to overcook them as I prefer them a bit drier and chewy as opposed to soft and mushy. I always used the small ones for smoking and they were delicious.

As long as everything is clean, refrigerated before and after smoke, brought up to temp and handled properly you will be fine. Salt is your friend here. 
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: Gafala on January 13, 2018, 10:20:10 am
Who's for Oyster Stew? I like it on cold days like we have been having.
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: Habanero Smoker on January 14, 2018, 02:12:02 am
If it is the same as oyster soup - made with cream or milk and diced potatoes; I love it. But you need to have the oyster crackers with it.
Title: Re: Hot smoking Oysters
Post by: SmokinMoe on January 14, 2018, 08:23:12 am
Oyster crackers are the best!