Capers Blades and Blue Tips

caper blades and blue tip oysters

Above picture – Capers Blades

I spent the last few days this week at Isle of Palm with my friends, together there were  six of us. We had a big house with a pool that was one block off the beach. This house was huge and had 6 master suites.


Above picture – Blue Tips

We all enjoy eating oysters, so we ate oysters each night at different restaurants, Pearlz, Boathouse, etc. The above picture is Capers Blade oysters, these are elongated and are delicious.


I love all oysters but my favorite are Blue Tips, all with a little lemon, sauce and horseradish!

Do you like oysters? What is your favorite?

Photo credit Rina Jordan, check out her website, Rina Jordan Photography



Steamed Oysters and Shrimp Boil


If you love steamed oysters you would have loved our party!!  We also did boiled shrimp, hot sausage, red potatoes and corn!


Everyone was on their own to open the oysters and peel the shrimp! It can be messy  but it is certainly delicious! It was fun and with all the really, really cold beer it was all delicious!!


Everything was fresh, had been caught early that morning. Oysters and jumbo shrimp from the South Carolina coast. It didn’t take us very long to get all the sausage, potatoes and corn cut. Took even less time to cook once the water was boiling!

What a great evening!!

If you have never tried steaming oysters or a shrimp boil?…. it is very easy and is great for a party! 🙂  Do you like oysters and shrimp boil?