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Jun 06

Taylor Shellfish

How to Perfectly Shuck an Oyster

Posted by Taylor Shellfish

How to Perfectly Shuck an Oyster

Shucking an oyster doesn't have to be an intimidating task! Here are some of our expert Techniques for how to master the art of shucking an oyster. 



1. Hold the oyster cup-side down pointing the hinge towards you.



2.Firmly insert the knife into the hinge, rotate the blade upwards. The width of the blade will pop the hinge. 



3. Slide the knife up the oysters' right side. When the knife hits the muscle, grind the blade's front edge against the top shell
until the muscle is release. 



4. Insert the knife under the boyster, behind the muscle. Scrape the knife along the bottom shell to disconnect the muscle and free the oyster.