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                         How to Shuck Fresh Oysters
 
 Recipe By     : The New Doubleday Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Theme Week
 
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 HOW TO SHUCK FRESH OYSTERS:
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 Wash and rinse oysters well in cool water.  Place oysters on counter,
 flat side up, and knock off thin edge (bill) with a hammer.  Insert an
 oyster knife into broken edge and slip it around to back of oyster;
 sever hinge as close to flat upper shell as possible, lift off top shell
 and discard.  Cut muscle from lower shell; carefully feel oyster for
 bits of shell and girt, paying particular attention to the hinge. If
 oysters are to be served or cooked on the half shell, replace in deep
 lower shells.
 
 Note:  Open oysters over a small bowl to catch any spilled juice and
 strain juice through a double thickness of cheesecloth before using.
 
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 NOTES : The New Doubleday Cookbook
 Jean Anderson,
 Copyright 1975, 1984 by Doubleday & Company, Inc.
 ISBN 0-385-19577-X