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Although we recommend opening oysters with a
traditional oyster knife and mesh safety glove, 
the method we describe below is a great alternative!

See our traditional oyster knife and mesh safety glove from Savoir Vivre Utensils.

A QUICK OYSTER OPENER

Place oysters on baking sheet into an oven which has been preheated to 375 F. Keep in oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and plunge immediately into a metal bowl filled with water and ice. The oysters will open immediately.

They should be plump, with a creamy, sandy color. Discard any oysters that are not alive, notably those that are dark or have a bluish or brownish color.

SERVING: The oysters, chilled with the ice, will be ready for eating. Simply sprinkle with lemon juice and freshly-ground pepper and serve.