Tips on How to Shuck an Oyster

  1. Grasp the oyster or clam firmly with one hand.
  2. Place it on a towel so the oyster or clam doesn’t slip.
  3. Dig your oyster knife into the divot nearest the hinge. Be careful not to apply to much force as this may cause you to slip and stab your hand.
  4. Twist the oyster knife to open the shell.
  5. Once the shell is slightly opened, continue to follow the opening around and twisting the knife.
  6. Once the shell is completely open, scrape the top inside of the shell to seperate the muscle.
  7. Seperate the muscle from the bottom as well.
  8. Be sure not to lose the juice or brine. This gives tremendous flavor when eating.
  9. You can serve with lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, horseradish, hot sauce and more.
  10. Enjoy!

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