“I’ve showed thousands of people how to shuck oysters,” says Jules Opton-himmel of Walrus and Carpenter Oysters. “And I’ve never met someone I couldn’t teach.” Read on for your lesson.
3 Twist the knife like a key in a lock to pop the shell open. Gently slide the knife in and pry off the top, cutting through the adductor muscle.
4 Run your knife around the edge of the shell to cut the oyster loose from the bottom, being careful not to mangle the meat. Done!
2 Find the groove in the pointy end. Push an oyster knife into the groove until it’s stuck. You should be able to hold the oyster on the knife like a lollipop.
1 Put on some oystershucking gloves (yes, you need them), then hold the oyster in your palm, rounded-side down.