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Learn how to make scrumptious dishes featuring lobster, shrimp, crabs, and other delicacies of the sea with the recipes and cooking instructions in these food videos.
You Will Need
- An oyster knife
- Lemon wedges (optional)
- Hot sauce (optional)
Slice the top muscle
Hold the oyster in your hand with the curved side down and the hinge pointing away from you. Insert the oyster knife halfway between the hinge and the lip and sweep the knife back and forth to cut the muscle attached to the top of the shell.
Open the shell
Pull the shell open with your hands. If you're unable to pull it open after the muscle has been cut, pry it open with the knife.
Cut the bottom muscle
Stick the oyster knife under the body of the oyster and sweep it back and forth to cut the muscle attaching the body to the bottom shell.
Eat the oyster
Hold the oyster as in step one and slide it out of the shell and into your mouth using gravity, your teeth, or the oyster knife.