to Shuck Oysters
Make sure all the oysters are alive. Clean under cold water and proceed.
By Renee Shelton
a towel under the oyster in your hand with hinge toward the opposite
hand (with hinge facing you).
oyster knife close to the hinge
between shells and twist to break shell hinge.
careful not to cut into oyster meat,
slide knife around to shell and cut the abductor muscle, which joins
and oyster together.
off the top shell. Cut the lower end of oyster muscle from the bottom
and carefully loosen.
Shelton is the owner of this site, runs the fishing chef blog, and is the Fishing Editor for the 2nd largest women's website on the internet, BellaOnline.com. Keep up with her at her blog Sand and Succotash. Her book Basic Fish Cooking Methods: A No Frills Guide for Preparing Fresh Fish is available on Amazon.
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