In case anyone was planning on having any fried oysters for Mardi Gras or just wanted to try and pop one open and send them down the hatch I asked Ron to do a run down on “How to” shuck an oyster. I didn’t used to like oysters AT ALL! but then I guess I have never really given them a chance.
We went to the seafood place at Mohegan Sun a few years back and I think that is the first time I actaully tried one. I don’t eat them very often but now and again they are a treat. “They taste like the Ocean” is how Ron describes them. They aren’t as bad as they look but they are NOT for everyone.
Here is the directions from EHow.com
Scrub oysters with a stiff brush under running water.
Hold oyster in the palm of your hand with a towel so that you don’t accidentally cut yourself. (Ok so don’t do what you see below, Hahah)
Work over a bowl so that you can catch the oyster’s juices.
Position the oyster in your hand with the cup-side down – so that its curved shell faces down and its flatter side faces up.
Remove the top shell.
Use the knife to cut the oyster from the bottom shell, or serve it on the half shell.
Now add a little hot sauce and squeeze of lemon and ” DOWN THE HATCH” Have you ever tried a fresh oyster? Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday is this week, what are your plans?