How To Shuck An Oyster
It takes 2-3 years to grow the oysters to a legal 3". As they grow they must be separated and moved to different cages to allow space around each one to feed and grow.
It is very labor intensive, which people don't realize.
I am posting directions on how to shuck an oyster as many have asked.
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- sharp oyster knife
- before you shuck them, place them flat on cookie sheet after washing them in cold water and let them sit in the refrigerator for an hour for easier opening.
3Place the tip of the knife in the Achilles head (the hinge)and turn your hand as if you were turning the throttle of a motorcycle , pushing in with steady pressure until you feel the snap.
Now give a full twist to make enough of an opening to slide the knife along the top of the shell, cutting the muscle .