I picked up some Lynnhaven "counts" from Uncle Chuck, the shellfish guy, today. I will use them tomorrow for my simplified oysters rockefeller recipe that I experimented with last week. This time I may add some dried red pepper flakes.
I still have not figured out the source of the word "counts" in relationship to oysters and will have to explore that more. "Salts" I underestand, "counts" I don't.
The occasion for the dinner will be one of my daughters visiting home for a few days. She loves shellfish and I think will enjoy this dinner. My daughter has developed an interest in cooking and I suspect we'll work on this meal together.
We had hoped to go sailing tomorrow to watch the tall ships from Harborfest leaving the Norfolk waterfront. But the forecast does not look good - rain and gusty winds. Weather and work have not been favorable for getting out on the water this week.