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Fresh Oysters

Buyer's Guide - Fresh Oyster

Handling and Preparation Instructions

Open an oyster: Hold the oyster in your hand with the cup-shaped part downwards, the pointed hinge end nearest you. Slip your knife into the joint between the lid and the cup. You may have to twist it a little to get access, but be careful not to grind too hard as you'll get flaky bits of shell in the oyster. Once your knife blade is in, slide it down towards the hinge and cut the hinge. The oyster will then open. Serve with cocktail sauce.


The FDA recommends avoiding the consumption of raw oysters. You should fully cook all oysters to kill off any possible bacteria. Eating raw oysters can be life threatening and even fatal when consumed by someone with liver disease, diabetes or a weakened immune system. For more recipes, please refer to Crab Place recipes section.

Fresh Oysters Shelf Life:
  • Fresh: will last up to 6 days in the refrigerator
  • Once cooked: will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator