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How to Prepare Oysters From Scratch

Step by step guide to prepare and serve oysters from scratch.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 19 kcal


  • shucking knife


  • 24 oysters live in the shell
  • 1 lemon

Mignonette dressing

  • 1 shallot
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  • Rinse the oysters under the cold tab and brush off any loose bits.
  • Hold your oyster, with a cloth, with the flattest bit uppermost and insert the knife into the hinge.
  • Twist the knife to release the seal of the muscle and remove the top shell.

Mignonette dressing

  • Finely chop the shallot and place in a small bowl.
  • Add the pepper and vinegar and stir well.


The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.


Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword oysters
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