Oysters on the Half Shell

Easy, Moderate, Complex


  • 12 oysters in the shell
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle hot sauce like Tabasco


  1. Place the tip of your oyster knife into the tip of the hinge and twist to open. It may take you a few tries to get the technique, but once you do, it is easy.
  2. Make sure to employ a towel over your hand. Once open, scrape the bottom and top muscles  separately to loosen the flesh from the shell. Leave the mussel meat in the bottom shell.
  3. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and hot sauce if you wish and slurp down, chewing if you want the full experience.