In France, with good company, we prepare for the evening’s celebrations opening oysters. Though chilly out, there’s a lot of satisfaction in cracking open oysters and, of course, you get to enjoy the odd sample.
A protective glove is needed to avoid any accidents from the knife slipping and it needs to be done outside as the juices spill all over the place.
The finished article.I hadn’t realised but we “shucked” and ate our way through 100 oysters!
“Shucking” – that really is the term used for opening oysters. Look it up!