Our very first oysters. Can you see the twinkle in my eye as I talk about them?
Bryan and I considered just going out and eating some on the half shell at a restaurant but then decided that since we can get them fresh, shucking them was just something we'd need to learn to do while we lived in Boston.
One new oyster knife, an internet tutorial and a bag of oysters later and victory was ours. It is a strange victory that comes with the top popping off the first one you open, but victory nonetheless. And a tasty victory if I do say so myself.
Cleaning the grit.Grasping the oyster firmly in a kitchen towel.Grasping it a little more firmly in a kitchen towel and giving it a pep talk while waving the special knife at it.Gently removing the top.
A full plate of oysters!!!
I participated in every step shown above, just so you know. I really like shucking them (and then eating them!).