Each week Carmi at Written, Inc. has challenged readers with a theme for photographic inspiration. This week the photographic challenge continues with the theme OPEN.
I love oysters. I love raw oysters on the half-shell. But everytime I eat oysters, I go to a place where someone shucks them for me. I've never shucked an oyster myself.
Until today. A good friend went to a seafood market and bought several dozen Kumamoto oysters. She gave me a half dozen. I took them home and dug around in the kitchen drawer to find that oyster knife that I've never used.
I googled for instructions, and then gave it a try. Pry the point of the knife into the hinge, and then twist from the wrist. It was an odd sensation - almost like the loosening of suction when you finally open the lid of a jar. A resistance, and then like a release with a gentle "pop!" - Hey! It worked.
We ate them. They were delicious.