“You’re not a good oyster shucker until you bleed at least once,” says Guinness World Record shucker Patrick McMurray. “Then you can become part of the secret society of oyster shuckers.”
Thankfully, Patrick’s doing everything to help you avoid the injuries he’s sustained, which include 14 stitches and likely 80 hand holes he never got patched up. He recently launched a pistol-grip ShuckerPaddy Oyster Shucking Knife ($30, available at Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill & Ceili Cottage) to help making shucking easier and safer. Check out the above video for your 30 second lesson on how to use it.
TOMORROW: Patrick McMurray reminisces about the first time he ever ate an oyster.