Oysters vary in taste and quality more than any other Louisiana seafood and that’s why knowing how to choose the best oysters is so important. Fisheries expert Jerald Horst and his wife Glenda, who grew up cooking in a commercial fishing family, carefully guide readers along the path to successful meals, beginning with a comprehensive review of oyster biology and the oyster industry.
From inspecting shells and water quality to checking the appropriate weight and tags, this oyster encyclopedia includes detailed information no seafood lover could resist. Photographs accompany invaluable instructions on shucking and freezing the delicacy without damaging its sensitive soft tissue.
Somewhere between choosing ingredients and understanding the oyster life cycle comes the best part—more than seventy-five delectable recipes have been added to this collection, including Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters, Angels on Horseback, and Dudley’s Deadly Fried Ones, all of which prove well-worth the shucking time.
About the Authors
Jerald Horst is a retired fisheries expert who taught fisheries science at Louisiana State University for more than thirty years. He is a member of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and frequently writes for Louisiana Sportsman
magazine. He is the coauthor of Angler’s Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico,
available from Pelican.
Glenda Horst was born and raised on Bayou Sorrell, Louisiana, a small commercial-fishing community on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin. The daughter of a commercial fisherman, she learned the basics of Cajun cooking from her mother.
The Horsts also coauthored three other volumes of The Louisiana Seafood Bible Series, covering shrimp, crawfish, and crabs. They have repeatedly appeared on Good Morning New Orleans, The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris, and Outdoors with Don Dubuc. The Horsts live in Franklinton, Louisiana.
LOUISIANA SEAFOOD BIBLE:
By Jerald and Glenda Horst
COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Seafood
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
224 pp. 8 x 9 1/4
210 illus. 197 color photos 13 b/w photos Index