Shucking Oysters

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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Live native or European oysters are traditionally available in any month containing the letter V. Farmed Pacific and American oysters are sold throughout the year. Only buy ones with tightly closed shells and keep in a bowl covered with a damp cloth in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Open the oysters only just before serving or co