Opening oysters is a difficult, and potentially dangerous thing to try if you’re inexperienced. It’s a good idea to get a tough knife for either opening the Oysters from the side by slicing their abductor muscles, or a thicker, shorter knife for opening Oysters from the hinge (the method I prefer).
What does an Oyster look like? Where can you cut?
- Slide the knife in the side and sever the muscle on the top shell. This is hard, so you might also just want to try #2.
- Prise up the foot of the Oyster, until the shell pops open. The knife around the edge to do #1. The easy way!
If the manual technique fails, you can try to open them with heat by gently microwaving the oysters until they pop open. The less you heat them, the better they will taste…
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