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Oyster Shucking Lessons??

mch Jan 11, 2012 08:54 PM

Is there any where in the DC area that you can learn how to shuck oysters? Thanks.

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    comestibles RE: mch Jan 11, 2012 09:41 PM

    I know of no place in the immediate area, but they give shucking lessons at the St. Mary's County Oyster Festival in the Fall. There are many videos that demonstrate technique, if you just google it. Also, you can watch at open raw bars, like Faidley's at Lexington Market. It really isn't hard, but you need practice to do it efficiently. Good Luck!

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    1. re: comestibles
      agarnett100 RE: comestibles Jan 12, 2012 11:00 AM

      Just look it up on Youtube -its not that difficult


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      mch RE: mch Jan 12, 2012 12:15 PM

      yeah i know you can learn online but i have someone that wants to learn so trying to make a fun event out of it. thanks!!

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        agarnett100 RE: mch Jan 12, 2012 12:18 PM

        Maybe if you get enough people interested you can have one of the local oysters bars set something up on an off night.

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          mdfoodlover RE: mch Jan 12, 2012 03:46 PM

          I learned at a New Years Eve party with a few bushels a long time back.
          It was certainly a fun event! Hope you find a good spot.

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          eguder RE: mch Jan 21, 2012 11:24 AM

          It looks like Barracks Row Culinary Crawl will have shucking lessons on the 29th -

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            flavrmeistr RE: mch Jan 21, 2012 05:00 PM

            Get some oysters and a flat-head screwdriver.
            Grab an oyster and stick the business end of the screwdriver in the hinge of the oyster.
            Twist until the hinge pops.
            That's it.

            Tune in next week, when we'll discuss how to open a beer.

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