VIDEO: How to Shuck Oysters With Capt. Dave Berson

Everyone “knows” how to open an oyster, but few are actually taken through a technique step by step by such a colorful character. We just had to share.

Long Island, we could say, is pretty much the oyster capital of the world. Pretty much. And as we know new oyster farms and farmers are sprouting everywhere. The newest is Lucky 13, and favorite and one of the greatest is Blue Island. Out east we have Edible East End contributor Michael Osinski‘s Widow’s Hole and Pipes Cove, which is where we met up with Capt. Dave Berson on a beautiful summer day so he could school us on how to open oysters. Everyone “knows” how to open an oyster, but few are actually taken through a technique step by step by such a colorful character. We just had to share. Enjoy the lesson and then hop down to the closest bait shop to set yourself up with the proper tools. Good luck and don’t hurt yourself!

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Eileen M. Duffy

Eileen M. Duffy DWS holds a diploma in wines and spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her book on Long Island wine Behind the Bottle came out in 2015. Visit her website, eileenmduffy.com, to find out what else she's working on.