12.333 Smoked Oyster Dip

Cycle 12 – Item 333

4 (Sat) December 2021

Smoked Oyster Dip

2.5

by me

at home

-Changchon, Seowon, Hoengseong, Gangwon, Republic of Korea-

with IZ, PJS and his family

Crown Prince is an American food company.  Specializes in canned seafoods.

A couple days ago, I discovered that oyster products for the Crown Prince Natural premium line are sourced and packaged in Korea.  Our company’s managing director brought me a few samples, explaining that his wife works for the company’s local agency.

While living in the States, I purchased Crown Prince products on occasion, mostly anchovies, never oysters.  In fact, I can’t recall ever trying canned oysters before now.

From a recipe that I found on-line, I made oyster dip.  Mash oysters, mix with cream cheese + minced garlic + minced shallots + chopped parsley + salt + pepper + smoked paprika, serve with crackers.

It was okay.  Tasted like smoky, briny cheese, not much oyster flavor.

Not a piece of meat in sight.

Not planned as such, the spread turned out to be an array of breads/crackers/chips plunged into various mushes.  By me: sun-dried tomato hummus, smoked oyster dip, quasi-skagenröra (more on this in a future post).  By JS: gambas al ajillo, antipasti platter.  Perfect for a long night of drinking.

IZ: “What are the kids supposed to eat?”

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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