Did you know it was National Oyster Day? Probably Not… but we did! Our man behind the camera, Jonno Rodd, is also a full time Oyster Enthusiast and loves to get shucked. During our recent trip to the Bruny Island Hideaway Cabin, he took some time out to show us how it’s done. Here’s his simple guide on How to Shuck an Oyster, using some of the best and freshest Oysters in the world on Bruny Island, Tasmania.
What you’ll need:
- Shucking knife / oyster shucker
- Towel / rag
- Grab an oyster, place it over a non-slip surface or grab it with a towel. Grip it firmly and make sure you lay it flat with the cupped side down so you don’t spill the epic juice inside.
- Grab your shucking knife, get in at the back end at the base of the hinge, and twist your knife or lever up to pop it open.
- Once the back end has been popped, run your shucking knife along the sides where it’s still connected to the top shell and cut it loose. Toss the flat side lid away.
- Still holding the oyster, run the shucking knife underneath the inside base of the shell to release the oyster.
- Once the oyster is disconnected from the shell, you’ve reached the fun part. Enjoy your oyster natural or add a dressing if you’d prefer. Perhaps a splash of tabasco, a squeeze of lemon, cracked salt and pepper or get fancy with some caviar. Then…
- Down the hatch!
If you want the full experience, make sure you check out our Guide to Bruny Island, Tasmania.