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Alley Cat: Instructions for shucking oysters

(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)

Instructions for shucking an oyster 

1-scrub oysters with a bush to remove ocean sediment? 

2-on a clean work surface place the oyster flat side up on a clean kitchen towel 

3-using an oyster knife (look for one online.) 

Insert in the hinge of the oyster and rock the knife back and forth to pop the shell, once popped run the knife along the top of the shell to release the top shell discard top shell, run the knife along the bottom of the shell to release the oyster from the shell keeping the oyster and as much of the oyster liqueur in the shell as possible? 

Now repeat? 

Mignonette sauce 

1/2 cup red wine vinegar 

4 turns fresh cracked black pepper 

1 teaspoon minced chives 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 teaspoon sugar 

Mix all well serve with freshly shucked oysters 

Baked oysters? 

Dozen oysters shucked on the half shell lined up on a sheet tray (use rock salt or kosher salt to help the oysters from wobbling around) 

1 stick butter melted 

1-2 tablespoons old bay (your taste) added to melted butter 

Preheat your broiler? 

Spoon half the old bay butter over the oysters and broil for about 5-6 minutes just until the edges begin to curl up 

Serve on the half shell the remaining?butter and cocktail sauce?

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