Monday, March 13, 2006

Steamed Oysters (Talaba)

I should be ashamed of myself. I was the host of LP 6 and I wasn't able to come up with my own post. I actually had something ready but I wasn't able to post it on time. Oh well, I wanted a dramatic entrance. Yeah right, so much for the excuses.

Here's mine. I steamed a few oysters for hubby's imported Tanduay. (On the side, if you guys are thinking about what to bring me for pasalubong, a 10 year old Tanduay would do. A 15 year old one would even be better. One bottle is fine. Unfortunately, we have efficient customs officers here so much so that when I brought in 2 bottles of the 10 year old export quality amounting to about $5.00, I paid import tax of about $45.00. An individual can only bring 1.2 liters of alcohol tax free and each bottle of the cherished rhum is .70 L).

I digressed but it's all in the fun of having to prepare pulutan right? I must say that this might be the easiest to prepare. Just steam the oysters for about 10 minutes, just enough for the shucks to open. Then serve with lemon juice. Ooops, save the juice. Sip it like you would with a coffee. Yummy!

Simple enough? I thought so. Just don't forget the Tanduay for me when you come visit me. The oysters will be on me.

14 comments:

kc said...

Oyster, i just love it, yah with beer or Ruhm, Tanduay is popular here in US.

Toe said...

That looks easy enough (and yummy too)... even I can do that! :) I don't drink but I love pulutan.

Toni said...

I loved steamed oysters. I could eat a whole bucket of it on my own. Never tried it with alcohol though!

ting-aling said...

Hey Toni and Toe. With rhum or not, it's all good.

KC, talaga? We do have Philippine imports here but never heard of Tanduay.

Lani said...

I live oyster, too. Tapos may vinegar with chili and onion dipping, yummy.

Unfortunately, not all of us can eat oyster. My sister always ends up in the toilet after eating it. Kawawa naman siya, pero di pa rin mapigil kapag nakakakita ng oyster at mussels.

a said...

Ting,

I'm glad your back and good to see you blogging again...

Anyway, sarap naman ng Oyster na yan with matching Tanduay Rhum...sayang talaga at di ako umiinom eh pulutan lang ako palaban...

Tin

TECHGUY (hinde guapo pero medyo bastos) said...

umpisahan na na ang tagay ng lambanog...musta ka na...

Ann said...

Hello! I remember checking a kilo of frozen oyster yesterday at the grocery store, when i asked the cashier how much it costs..hehehe..wait ko na lang yung next vacation namin. SR50/kl(P750)

JMom said...

Oysters are the best when you can get them fresh. I love northwestern oysters. Actually, it's the only one's I eat raw the ones we get here on the east coast, I like to steam like yours too.

stefoodie said...

LOLOL, ikaw talaga, Ting. pare-pareho na lang tayo! i had an entry for 4.5 pero di ko rin na-post! and i posted my entry for your LP6 pero nahiya na 'ko i-label na LP dahil more than a month late hahaha! fave ng hubby ang talaba. i haven't seen tanduay in forever though...

Sari-Sari Winkel said...

hi ting-aling, dumadaan lang just to look for some recipe ideas. sige, if someday i would have a chance to meet you, i will remember the TanduaĆ½ ;-)

Tanggero said...

talabaaaaaaa! tanduayyyyyyy! hehehe

sachiko said...

tanduay pala! oks,now i know what you want!

joyce said...

hi Ting! ang sarrraaap naman niyan...sabayan pa ng suka...hmmm yum!