Tips for preparing oysters at home

Derek Figueroa, the CEO and president of Seattle Fish Co., is here to help us this oyster season.
1:14 | 08/05/22

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- Make it an experience. Shucking oysters is not difficult, and it doesn't take much time. Go home, impress all your family and friends. All you need is a good knife, a glove, or a towel. Treat your oysters well. Oysters are live. They love the cold, and they love to be refrigerated. I like to keep them in a colander, a little bit of ice, drip pan on the bottom, put in the refrigerator until you're ready eat. And don't forget your accouterments. I love the taste of oysters. So you need to be a little bit careful not to overpower it. Really just compliment it. But things like lemon, a mignonette, some type of hot sauce, and we're in Colorado. So even a green chili hot sauce goes great. When you're shucking the oysters, there's two sides. You want the deep cut side to be down. Then you find sort of the point of the oyster. This is the hinge. Put your knife in the point of the hinge. Put it in gently. Rock it side to side. You'll open up sort of that back side. Once that oyster is open, you're going to scrape the adductor muscle off the top of the shelf. You have a really beautiful oyster presented. And then what you want to do is just scrape the bottom piece of that adductor shelf. Put it on the plate. It's really that straightforward. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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