Smoked Oyster Spread makes a delightful, tasty, nutrient-rich snack for the entire family. In traditional cultures, oysters are considered a sacred food — not because they hold pearls inside, but because they boost fertility and improve birth outcomes.
Indeed, oysters are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Just a half a cup of these babies gives you 300% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin B12, 600% of the RDA for zinc, and 80% of the RDA for vitamin D.
The problem is, many of us don’t know how to eat them or prepare them. Shucking fresh oysters can be intimidating for oyster newbies, and many of us have never even eaten them, let alone cooked them. So, how are we supposed to eat this sacred, nourishing food?
Enter the hero of the day: smoked oysters.
Thankfully, you can purchase sustainably-caught, smoked oysters in BPA-free cans or jars. My own local supermarket carries two varieties! Smoked oysters can make quick meals and snacks, like this Smoked Oyster Spread.
This recipe is featured in the recipe section of my soon-to-be released book, Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, and Baby’s First Foods. The first half of the book is a tome on nutrition and eating well, while the second half has more than 50 recipes to help you incorporate these nutrient-rich fertility foods in your diet.
Can I take a moment to brag about this lovely cover? And to marvel at the fact that Joel Salatin wrote my foreword?
You can pre-order the book on Amazon here. The listing is rather bare bones right now while we’re waiting for Amazon to update it with the real cover and publisher’s information, but you can still lock-in the pre-order savings!
Now, for the recipe:
Smoked Oyster Spread Recipe
- 2 4oz. jars or cans smoked oysters, drained (where to find BPA-free smoked osyters)
- 1 ½ cups Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp. Homemade Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 green onion, diced
- salt & pepper, to taste
In a bowl, mash the smoked oysters with a fork. Mix in yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, green onions, and salt & pepper. Serve chilled on Grain-Free Garlic & Rosemary Crackers or with sliced veggies like cucumbers or jicama for dipping.
(photo by Trevor Pritchard)