1. Scrub shells thoroughly before opening.
2. Oysters to be served raw must be opened in a way that leaves the bottom shell intact and the tender oyster undamaged.The technique illustrated in Figure 14.7 is one common way of opening oysters.Your instructor may wish to show you another method.
3. Oysters to be cooked may be opened by spreading them on a sheet pan and placing them in a hot oven just until the shells open. Remove from shells and cook immediately. Discard any that do not open.
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