I feel fairly confident in the kitchen but when it comes to oysters I shy away because I’ve never learned how to shuck oysters.
That all changed when I met Dave, having cooked on the East Coast he’s shucked more oysters than he cares to remember and shared a secret with me.
It’s easy to shuck oysters with a hockey puck.
And if you’re Canadian like us, there’s always a hockey puck nearby. The rubber coating helps keep the oyster in place, which means the oyster doesn’t slip and you end up shucking your hand.
Watch this video to see how to shuck oysters with a hockey puck.
Oysters are a delicacy but also quite pricey in restaurants, use this technique and impress your friends with half the cost of this shellfish at home.
How to Shuck Oysters
1) Place oyster on a hockey puck.
2) Insert knife into hinge of small point of oyster.
3) Twist the knife to open.
4) Hold the oyster open as you slide the knife down the length of the body.
5) Place on ice and top with hot sauce, lemon juice or mignonette.
Do you have any kitchen hacks for working with oysters?