66234 North Bay Road
North Bend, Oregon 97459
Phone: (541) 756-3600
Fax: (541) 756-3200
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 10am-5pm
Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm
Shucking oysters is the delicate process of entering the shell and removing the meat without losing the oyster's nectar, the delectable juice inside. Breaking into the tough shell to get to the succulent parts requires a firm hand and the right supplies. Learn how to choose oysters for shucking, the proper technique for shucking them, and how to slurp them when they're free from their shells.
Clean oysters vigorously under cold water with a scrub brush. Grasp an oyster in the towel, with the flat-side up and the hinge (where the shells meet) exposed. Poke the knife into the hinge. Twist the knife back and forth—like turning a key in a lock—until the top (flat) shell pops open.
Slip the blade along the inside of the top shell, severing the muscle (the oyster will rest in the bottom shell) and being careful not to spill the liquid. Discard the top shell.
Run the blade under the oyster to cut the attached muscle. Wipe the knife clean; repeat. Serve the oysters on a bed of crushed ice.