The oysters of Ston

The oysters of Ston

Debates on which are the best oysters in the world are endless – it is difficult to establish a final set of criteria. Among the candidates are certainly the oysters of Ston. And while the final appraisal is subjective, there are, nevertheless, some objective criteria that set the oysters of Ston apart from the competition and make them distinct. The sea currents in its environment carry large quantities of minerals, the traces of which impart a very elegant and unique flavour.

 

On the other, northern, end of the Croatian Adriatic the oysters of the Lim canal have made a name for themselves. Connoisseurs, for their part, do their best to, along with the cultivated ones, acquire wild oysters. Especially attractive are the oysters from the mouth of the Krka River where it flows into the Adriatic Sea. In Croatia, along with the treat of eating raw oysters, the younger generation of chefs is serving them batter-fried, grilled, in soups and as an oyster risotto.