Thai Roasted Bluepoint Oysters


Part food photography, part craving oysters. On my day off I set aside most of my day to practice shooting food pics for my blog. Nothing relaxes me more, it’s the challenge of setting my camera, getting the lighting right and then working on my composition. As you can tell I like to get in real close with my food. I want my readers to really see what I am creating. My favorite lens right now is the Cannon 100mm F 2.8 “L” lens. I use natural light from my porch, reflectors and a lot of patience.


Bluepoint oysters are a northern oyster and because of the meatiness, salinity, hard shell they work very well for my menu at Mckendricks.


Thai Roasted Bluepoint Oysters

Serves two

1 dozen Bluepoint oysters or any cold water oyster

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 small Thai chili’s, remove stem and seeds, chop

2 limes, zest and juice

1 tablespoon grated ginger

2 medium shallots, chopped fine

1 bunch chopped flat leaf parsley

Preheat broiler and place oven rack in the top half of the oven but not directly under the broiler. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly . Shuck oysters and place on a baking dish lined with kosher salt.

Top the oysters with the mixed ingredients and broil slowly until the oysters are just warmed and not cooked through, serve.


5 Responses to “ “Thai Roasted Bluepoint Oysters”

  1. Chad Montgomery says:

    wow. I am very impressed with the description (sounds tasty) but more impressed by the photos… you are very talented in many ways. nice! those look amazing! Just looking at the oysters is turning me on…

  2. Chef Thomas Minchella says:

    Thank you Chad, miss you guys. Tell Ben we said Hey

  3. I use the same lens and natural light for my food photos too. You are right only close up sits will really bring out the deliciousness of the food. Your photos are gorgeous and nice compositions.

  4. Chef Thomas Minchella says:

    I have been working on food photography in my new apartment below my house. I am really interested and trying to learn more about light and food. New blog posts coming soon!!

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