How To Shuck an Oyster
Shucking oysters is a simple, two-step process that takes seconds to accomplish. From there, your favorite seafood dish will
be right at your fingertips.
Photo: Oxmoor House
Step 1: Open the Oyster
Hold the oyster in the palm of your hand with an oven mitt to prevent cutting yourself, positioning the oyster so that the
curved side of the shell faces down and the flat side faces up. Insert a paring or oyster knife between the shells, near the
hinge. Twist the knife to detach the muscle.