A dozen of these can be mighty refreshing and satisfying. We prefer ocean caught varieties. Unless they are from a bay, raw oysters have a strong ocean taste that The Mixed Stew crew craves – even more so than any other fish or seafood. Raw oysters are widely known as a delicacy so expect to pay a premium price. We recommend spiking raw oysters with Tabasco, lemon juice, and either horseradish or tangy cocktail sauce. What to look for in good raw oysters? Look for oyster meat that’s plump, opaque, and submerged in a small amount of seawater. Spicier toppings include srirracha or Asian chile sauce.