(BPT) - Pacific Seafood’s Oyster Expert Dennis Williams shares his favorite ways to celebrate National Oyster Day on Aug. 5 and beyond! With the rise in popularity of oyster bars and half-shell appetizers, raw oysters are what come to mind for most, and that can be an intimidating place to start. Thankfully the popularity of shucked oyster dishes such as po’ boys, fried oysters and stews are on the rise, creating endless possibilities to celebrate this super bivalve. Not only are oysters quite versatile, but they are nutritional powerhouses packed with protein, zinc, selenium and vitamin D. Find our oysters near you!

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