Oysters & Clams

So I had a major craving for Oysters …

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I learned how to shuck Oysters at a Cape Cod Seafood Festival years ago. Among the events was an Oyster Shucking competition, where afterwards, they allowed the audience to shuck (or learn how to shuck) the Oysters that the competitors didn’t get to.

It was soooo aggravating at first because you’re supposed to fit the tip of the Oyster Knife firmly in the nook of the Oyster and with an upward flick of the wrist, lift/loosen the top of the Oyster. Then using the flat blade of the knife, horizontally pry open the rest of the shell.

That was the hardest thing to do for the longest time! Painful too because the rough shell was digging into the palm of my hand – but after a while, I learned to cushion my hand and I finally got the hang of it. Now – I’m a self-proclaimed pro 🙂

So when I felt this hankering for crustaceans come along, I got myself 15 Oysters, a dozen Clams and shucked my little heart out!

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L – Clam Knife. R – Oyster Knife

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6 Comments

    1. Why thank you Genie! *2 small bows*

      Yes, you eat…well I eat both raw. I actually love raw clams more than raw oysters… The clams just have such a wonderful meaty texture to them…*mouth watering all over again* Mmmph!

      I’ve heard they have some great Oysters in New Zealand, so plenty of opportunity to shuck it off that bucket list 🙂

      *Dana*

      On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM, I've Got Cake wrote:

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      1. I adore raw oysters but haven’t tried clams raw…yet. I love raw seafood and will give any raw seafood a go if it’s fresh. I’ve recently been sneaking a raw scallop before I cook them. They’re so creamy and sweet when raw! It seems almost a shame to cook them.

      2. Whoa! I’ve never even though of having Scallops raw!! What do they taste like? Are they chewey? You ought to give raw clams a try without any additives first, they’re so yummy! Then gradually add hot sauce, vinaigrette, etc. as needed.

        What other seafood have you had raw?

        *Dana *

        On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM, I've Got Cake wrote:

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