Celebrate National Oyster Day at JB Hook's
Friday, August 5, 2016 is celebrated across the country as National Oyster Day. This delicious food is a favorite at JB Hook's. It is both tasty and nutritious, so the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks simply had to add some to our menu.
A classic dish
Oysters have been a delectable dish since prehistoric times. They've been around for over 180 millions years! Originally, they were an inexpensive food to purchase, so they were considered a "working class" meal. The oyster beds began running low over time due to the high demand. Once they were scarce and harder to come by, the price jumped up and they turned into a more expensive delicacy.
Similar, yet different
You can find over 100 species of true oysters all over the world, and they take on the characteristics of the water where they live. Even though they may look very similar, the taste of two like oysters can vary greatly from mild and salty to creamy and sweet, depending on where they were raised.
Don't expect to find a pearl
Pearls do come from oysters, but it is unlikely that you will find one on your dinner plate. A pearl is made when an object that doesn't belong there makes its way into the oyster. Over years, that object is covered in layers of nacre (mother of pearl), eventually turning into the popular gem. This can occur naturally, but usually it is forced to happen by pearl farmers.
Great tasting, and good for you
This shellfish is one of the most nutrient-packed foods there is. As an added bonus, it's also one of the lowest calorie foods per serving size. Oysters are rich in Vitamins A, C, D, and B-12, plus protein, iron, and zinc. Those nutrients are wonderful for sharpening memory skills, boosting energy, increasing blood flow, and improving the immune system. They are also rich in amino acids which trigger increased levels of sex hormones, which is one reason it is considered an aphrodisiac.
Oysters at JB Hook's
We offer a couple of different ways to enjoy oysters at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant. You never know if our chef will feel like throwing a few into the daily special too.
Oysters on the Half Shell
These east coast succulent oysters are served with cocktail sauce and horseradish.
Four large oysters stuffed with spinach, bacon & onions, then finished with Hollandaise.
You should join us this weekend to celebrate National Oyster Day, although we will gladly serve up this amazing food to you any day of the week that you are in the mood for it. JB Hook's always has the freshest, most delicious seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it to you.
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