Gardner Douglas aka “The Oyster Ninja” was recently featured on NBC Washington local news for his mobile oyster catering business S.S.S.HUCKING. Gardner Douglas is a army veteran and nationally ranked oyster shucker from Withams, Va. His mobile raw bar business takes him all over the country and he has even shucked for former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pre Covid-19.
Since the Pandemic “The Oyster Ninja” has pivoted his raw bar service to social distanced deliveries in the Dc metro area. Bivalve lovers can now enjoy oysters fresh on the half shell in the safety of there home. “Some people even makes orders as communities with a centralized pickup location” says Gardner. Whether you like salty(briny) or sweet Chesapeake Bay oysters the ninja can cater to your taste buds, sourcing oysters from JJ McDonnell located in Jessup, Maryland.
If you are in or near Washington Dc you can contact Douglas in numerous ways. @s.s.shucking or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many ways to prepare and eat caviar. In this video Dianna from Caviar Starr list some popular ways to devour the tasty treat. I personally can eat it straight our of the container, but from time to time I like to surprise my taste buds.
The tables turn today and Brocky from “Whiskey and Kicks” interviews “The Oyster NInja”. We talk all things oysters and how I started on this journey of taking over the oyster world. I talk about how I started shucking and what competition oyster shucking actually is. I hope you guys enjoy as much as I loved sharing my story.
I had the opportunity to interview our countries #1 ranked oyster shucker Honor Allen. Honor tells about his oyster journey from Panama, Florida all the way to his international oyster journey. We also talk about this years virtual Oyster shucking contest at Nationals in St. Mary’s county.
I’ve always loved cooked oysters more than raw and today I get the privilege to show you a few recipes. I’m using some fresh Raspberry Point Oysters from Prince Edward Island that are really briny, but also taste good cooked.
If you don’t know how to shuck oysters I show you how to open oysters in the shell fast and easy. These recipes also work with any kind of fresh oyster also. I hope you enjoy.
Taylor Shellfish has been farming high quality, sustainable shellfish in the Pacific Northwest since the 1890’s. I recently couldn’t hold off and spent a few dollars and bought 30 kumamotos in a fancy wooden box.
Kumamotos are worshiped for their amazing sweetness and clean, fruity aromas. These Japanese natives grow agonizingly slowly, but some things in life are worth the wait, and Kumos are one of them. Ours take three to four years to reach perfection, and when they do, they will have beautifully fluted shells and plump meats with a hint of honeydew in both flavor and color. Many people’s favorite oyster. (https://buy.taylorshellfishfarms.com/oysters/wooden-box-kumamoto-oysters/)
Deanna Leavitt: Caviar Starr
Did you know Caviar Starr is a family owned business out of North Carolina. Deanna Leavitt sat down and really explained the caviar world. She answers questions like: Why are some caviar’s illegal? Does caviar have health benefits? What is the difference between wild and farmed caviar? She answers all this and more. I hope you enjoy.
Rogue Oysters: Escaping a normal life
I had the privilege to sit down with Rogue Oysters which is located in Northern Neck. This small oyster company which is also doing oyster drop off’s is owned by the husband and wife team Aaron and Taryn. They took their hobby to a full blown business and now with over 500,000 oysters in the water.