How To: Shuck an oyster

Shuck an oyster

The pros at the raw bar make it look easy, but it's all about technique—specifically, the precision placement and leverage of your oyster knife. You will need: fresh oysters, any type, lots of ice, a small brush, an oyster knife, a cutting board, a towel, a wide shallow bowl or platter, lemon wedges, oyster glove and cocktail sauce. Tip: When you are rinsing the oysters, throw out any that are slightly open and don't spring closed at your touch.

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