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  • David Skarin

How to Shuck an Oyster

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Oysters are one of life's great pleasures. And, just like most things you create by yourself, home shucked oysters just seem to taste better. Yes, the process can be a bit of a hassle, especially if you're shucking many but the outcome is worth it!


Supply List

  • Oyster Shucker - this is pretty much mandatory to shuck an oyster

  • Dish Towel



Step 1: Fold your dish towel and lay it over your hand. Grab the oyster with the hinge facing away from the towel. Make sure the towel is draped over your hand to protect you should the shucker slip.

Step 2: Using your shucker, carefully slide the blade into the hinge between the top and bottom shell. Once the blade enters the oyster, rotate the blade to further open the oyster. Slide the blade along the top of the oyster to release the muscle from the top shell. Remove the top shell.

Step 3: Using the shucker blade, slide under the muscle to remove the oyster from the bottom of the shell.



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