Bad oysters??

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by malecook, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. malecook

    malecook

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    Now this didn't happen to me. But a neighbor had bought a can of oysters, with no ex. date on them. When she bought them, and how long she had them, i do not know. When she opened them, they were green in color. She took no chances, and tossed them out. She was wondering if they had gone bad.

    Yours,

    Malecook. ps, i buy fresh thing's, not in a can.
     
  2. mezzaluna

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    Malecook, you have posted this question in the Welcome Forum where we introduce ourselves.

    I'm going to move it to Food and Cooking Questions and Discussions, where it'll get a proper answer.

    Mezzaluna
     
  3. markv

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    I couldn't even concieve of buying my oysters in a can.

    Mark
     
  4. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    They're all like that. Green/Brown. Those canned smoked oysters are awesome on a saltine. :D
     
  5. mudbug

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    Right, kind of depends on what they were in the first place.... Have an idea of the brand and type?
     
  6. shroomgirl

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    Kuan, I agree with you smoked clams and oysters are something I grew up with and still have fond memories of.....but there are cans of shelf staple oysters in liquid....that are a totally different matter.
    oysters can be green/brown, but when in doubt, even the slightest doubt...throw them out. It's not worth hugging procelin or worse for a couple of bucks of canned bad food.
     
  7. blueschef

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    I have never tried those oysters in a can, I could not bring myself to it. I do love smoked oysters. I did a cool recipe with them once. Made a dressing of Virginia Ham and smoked oysters and stuffed a Flank Rouilade with it. Seared and roasted it and served it in Tournedo size madalions with Red wine Deglazed Pan Jus.