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How to Shuck an Oyster

Shucking an oyster can be intimidating. But with the right tools and a bit of instruction, you can master it! Let WHOI Sea Grant's marine team show you how.


More Recipes!

  • Oyster Recipes from the Greater Boston Food Bank.
    These are the first oyster recipes posted by the Greater Boston Food Bank on its Clink N Cook website! The site allows users to search for healthy nutritious recipes based on the ingredients they have on hand.  The GBFB plays an important role in the WHOI Sea Grant/CCCE shucked oyster project, providing the high quality protein to people in need. But lots of people don't know how to cook oysters! The GBFB asked WHOI Sea Grant for help developing recipes that could be added to the site.  Our colleagues at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Nutrition Program, Sue Bourque and Kim Concra, and local food writer Laurie Higgins developed six recipes using shucked oysters.  Give them a try!
  • Six Shucked Oyster Recipes from Cape Cod Cooperative Extension (PDF)