How can you display oysters to maximize their value to your guests? An important element is to keep your oysters level, so nothing spill outs. A common presentation is to place oysters on a bed of shaved ice – but with ice, comes maintenance.
For starters, shaved ice may be tricky to find since bagged ice is often cubed. Also, ice may be messy. If the ice melts before the oysters are eaten, the oysters may become submerged in water, mixing the taste of the water with the oyster’s flavor.
Salt may help. Simply mix salt with ice to buy yourself some time. Salt can lower the freezing/melting point of water, which can help extend the life of your bed of ice. In addition, salt looks similar to ice and may help your oysters stand out. Below is a salt product to consider for use in oyster displays.
Product Recommendation: Sea Salt Topping – Extra Coarse 50 lbs. Bag (100012559)