We love to eat raw oysters, so here is how to shuck them. We recommend buying an oyster knife, but in a pinch you can use a flathead screwdriver and a cloth or rag. If you have a screwdriver with a rubber grip, this is best as you will get wet doing this. Hold the oyster in place with your non dominant hand, then stick the screwdriver in the oyster’s hinge and twist to pop the bivalve open. Once you open the shell run the blade around to detach the muscle. I wash the oyster off to ensure no broken shells or sand remains. Also, pay careful attention to other organisms (worms and such) that may be inside the oyster, we recommend discarding these entirely to avoid getting sick. Otherwise, enjoy!
About Mike Shubbuck
Mike’s addiction to travel started early. His family would often take meandering summer vacations across the United States. These trips gave him an appreciation of his native land, but a thirst for exploration outside of it. Always up for an adventure, he has been talked into skydiving, hanging over Victoria Falls, and jumping off cliffs. Depending on whom you ask, maybe he was the one convincing others to join him. His perspective is usually framed with a lens and he shoots video and photographs religiously. Mike is a lover of all things, but the phrase, “What is your favorite country?” has a special place in his heart. He is co-author of Create Your Escape: A Practical Guide for Planning Long-Term Travel, which teaches other travelaholics how to prepare for long-term travel. Check it out at http://createyourescape.today