Don’t miss this weekend’s 3rd Annual Shell Shocked at Fager’s Island.  

The event runs from 1 – 5 pm this Saturday and features unlimited Oysters and Evo Beers!  You’ll have the chance to enjoy them raw, steamed, fried and various other special creations.  A few local chefs will be present to create some truly amazing Oyster-pieces.  I’m a huge fan of them raw with a cider mignonette or baked with cheese and a little bacon… I can’t think of anything more delicious than fresh local seafood.

If all you can eat Oyster’s wasn’t enough, to top off the event 5 different locally crafted Evolution Beers will be offered.  I’m hoping they’ll offer their seasonal brew, Jacques Au Lantern.

If Oyster’s aren’t your thing you can still enjoy the event, BBQ ribs and chicken will be available.  Live music will be provided by a local band, Opposite Directions, who will be preforming on the Deck.

Tickets are available in advance for $30 and will be held at will-call.  Tickets are also available at the door for $35.  Get your tickets today!

If you can’t make it to the beach this weekend, try this great Apple-Ginger Mignonette with your favorite oysters

Apple-Ginger Mignonette
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1 cup finely chopped sweet apple (Fuji or Golden Delicious)
White pepper to taste

2 dozen freshly shucked oysters on the half shell

Stir together vinegar, shallot, pepper and ginger.  Set aside.  While you shuck oysters, add some of their huice to the mignonette.  Stir in apple.  Top each oyster off right before serving.