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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 48 min
  • Servings 4

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on fresh oysters, try them steamed and served in shells with melted butter. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

4
pounds oysters in shells
1/2
cup boiling water
Butter or margarine, melted, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) oysters. Scrub remaining oysters in cold water, removing any barnacles with a dull paring knife.
  • 2
    Place half of the oysters in a steamer with boiling water. Cover and steam 5 to 8 minutes, removing oysters as they open. Discard any unopened oysters. Repeat with remaining oysters.
  • 3
    Serve hot oysters in shells with butter.

Expert Tips

  • Live clams, oysters, mussels and scallops should have tightly closed shells.
  • Don't get steamed! If a steamer is not available, place oysters in 6-quart dutch oven. Add 1 inch boiling water; cover tightly.
  • To test if open shellfish are alive, tap the shell. Live shellfish will close when tapped.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
45 mg
Sodium
370 mg
Potassium
0mg
Total Carbohydrate
3 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
17 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
14%
14%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
100%
100%
Exchanges:
2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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