Cycle 12 – Item 333
4 (Sat) December 2021
Smoked Oyster Dip
-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 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)