How many oysters should you have on deck?
- 6 to 8 oysters per person as an appetizer
- 12 to 15 oysters per person as a main course with side dishes
- 18 to 30 oysters per person as a main course with no side dishes
Offer your guests 2 to 3 varieties of oysters to choose from, making sure to include various sizes, origins, and flavours.
Eat varieties in order from least to most salty.
Raw oysters pair nicely with lemon, or with spicy Tabasco sauce, but you can also try them with chili sauce, salsa, vinegar, or wine, beer, and Champagne mignonettes . . . the possibilities are endless!
If you plan on serving them warm, make sure to keep a close eye on their cooking time, as they have a tendency to become rubbery when overcooked.