Was hoping John would find a pearl in one of these, but… we just ended up eating a lot of oysters. Honestly, this is a really fun trick to pull out of your hat for date night or a small gathering. So if you’ve never tried to shuck an oyster what better time than right before Valentine’s Day??…or Galentine’s Day or whatever day you celebrate! Open, twist, clean, sauce…it’s a lot easier than you think! And to spice things up even more, below are some delicious sauces you can make to go with them. Enjoy!

Japanese Mignonette:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced or finely grated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a ramekin and serve with oysters.

Cocktail Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • Squirt of lemon juice
  • Pinch of fresh black pepper

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a ramekin and serve with oysters.