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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.


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.