Pickin’ Oyster Stew

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Appears in
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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Wherever the water is the right depth and there’s something firm (such as old shells) to attach to, oysters grow in the tidal waters that surround Daufuskie and snake throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry. At low tide, the oysters lie dry on mud flats or attached to rocks or pilings, ripe for picking by anyone willing and able to do some hard work.

During the colder months, when the time was right, Momma and Pop couldn’t wait to gather some of the tasty shellfish. They both loved