It was love at first taste for me! Had 'em raw on the half shell with a squeeze of lemon for the first time at 13. Also oysters rockefeller, BBQed or Broiled oysters with Tequila cocktail sauce, Korean kim-chi jighe with oysters, and steamed with Chinese black bean sauce, ginger and scallions ... YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
Also great deep fried, in a ciopinno or bouillabaisse, and of course in a gumbo. I love mussels, clams, conch and scallops also.
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)