Sometimes you have to open your eyes to what is in front of you. Recently, my vision changed in the canned seafood section of the supermarket. There was a product I had never noticed on my search for great tuna fish.
"Fancy Smoked Oysters", a mere $2 for a can, hit the bottom of my cart with a clunk. A Snack-Girl reader had contacted me with her questions about them. I happen to love oysters, so I was happy to take a look.
The nutrition facts on the package are pretty outstanding. Only 120 calories, and you get 10g of protein and 70% of your daily value of iron. Wow!
But, they are a bit slimy and funny looking. They also have a very distinct flavor and while I could see eating a few with a cracker, I knew I had to find something to make them really pop.
Cherry tomatoes are delicious all on their own. They are sweet and a great size to pack in your lunch for a pick me up. Add the oyster and you combine the sweetness with the smokiness and saltiness. Super yum! (The oysters also photograph MUCH better with the tomato :)
I had to create my own word to express the yumminess: Smokeratoes!!
They can be served at room temperature and would make a fabulous party snack. I'm not sure if kids would like them. My kids ran the other way. Oysters are a wee bit strange.
The serving size here (3 smokeratoes) will give you about 25% of your daily value of iron. I know the women out there who read this site have trouble getting iron - so eat up!
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 can smoked oysters
Wash tomatoes and using a knife, cut down half-way toward the bottom. Cut oyster in half and stuff into tomato. This can be a bit messy - but you will get the hang of it.
Three Smokeratoes = 44 calories, 3.6 g fat, 0.8 g carbohydrates, 4.4 g protein, 0 g fiber, 64 mg sodium, 1 Points+
Do you like smoked seafood? What snacks have you created with it?
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