How to shuck an oyster
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Aw, shucks

February 9, 2014


Slippery little creatures that come bearing promises of pearls and more – they’re reputed to be a natural aphrodisiac – an oyster’s dating profile would read remarkably close to that guy you know you should resist. Especially when you consider that cracking an oyster open can, without proper care, lead to real pain.

If you’re in the mood to live a little dangerously this V-Day, armor up with your sharpest knives and hit your local fishmonger.  Choose your oysters, and your shucking partner, with equal care – both should be fresh and ready to go!

This guide from Esquire is one of the best I’ve found – as in the rest of life, safety first.

Pair with a tiny dress and a good bottle of wine, and see whether it’s you or the oysters who keep their shells longer…



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