3 Common Misconceptions about Oysters – Tricky Fish Richardson

Oysters are one of our most popular dishes here at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas, and over the years, we’ve learned that there are many misconceptions about these tiny little shellfish. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em - but either way – let us set the record straight on 3 of the most common misconceptions about oysters:


Myth #1: Oysters are High in Bad Cholesterol.

Yes, it’s true. Oysters were once considered very high in cholesterol and possibly contaminated with harmful metals. However, new research on the subject has removed oysters from the “bad cholesterol list” and the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture considers them healthy! Packed full of zinc, iron, and Vitamin B12, oysters can definitely be part of a healthy diet.


Myth #2: You Can’t Eat Oysters During Months Without the Letter “R.”

“R” months – May, June, July, and August – are typically the warmest of the year, causing warmer gulf waters. What was once a hard and fast rule to avoid contamination and off-peak oysters, is now just a thing of the past. During the warmer months, Tricky Fish gets its certified oysters from Gold Band Oysters, ensuring safety and enjoyable oysters year round.


Myth #3: The Bigger the Oyster, the Better the Taste.

An oyster’s flavor has little to do with its size, and much more to do with its harvest date. The fresher the oyster, the better it tastes, period. Tricky Fish – your seafood restaurant in Richardson - orders its oysters fresh from the Gulf and you can always ask to see the harvest date.


Join us at Tricky Fish in Richardson’s CityLine and order a plate of raw oysters on the half shell, fresh from the Gulf of Mexico! It’s the perfect appetizer or happy hour treat to accompany a big glass of craft beer!