F&W asked chefs around the country how they would prepare for an apocalyptic situation, à la The Road. Some went for luxury goods—others focused on survival.
Chef Daniel Humm of New York’s Eleven Madison Park went light. All he needs are oysters, a shucking knife and lemons. “I could subsist on the oysters with a squeeze of lemon juice and wouldn’t need any fire or electricity to cook them.” But after about a month, we’re guessing Humm would get tired of plain oysters on the half shell with lemon. Here are a few more preparations that can be easily executed with minimal ingredients:
Grilled Oysters with Spicy Tarragon Butter
Perfect for a homemade grill (a.k.a. a shovel held over a bonfire), these simple fire-roasted oysters are topped with tarragon-flavored butter and hot sauce.