Shucking Dutch oysters

Shucking oysters is tedious and meticulous work that requires practise. Never shucked an oyster before? Follow the step-by-step instructions below and you’ll be a pro in no time!

Use a thick towel to protect your hand. Hold the oyster tightly in your left hand. Insert the knife into the oyster hinge. Prize open the shells by twisting your wrist. Slide the knife along the flat shell and through the muscle. Remove the top shell. Scrape the muscle from the bottom shell. The oyster is now detached.

Bon appétit!