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hi. I have live oysters to bring home from work (fridge to fridge). They were caught yesterday. Will they be safe to eat?

asked by @BONuallain over 1 year ago

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added over 1 year ago

This past thread on the topic has some tips for you: https://food52.com/hotline...

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ChefJune
ChefJune

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added over 1 year ago

If oysters are safe to eat, they should be tightly closed or they should close tightly when you tap them. And then they should be open - and not just a crack - after you've steamed them, if you do. I wouldn't serve them raw unless you know when they were caught. And for future reference, if you're going to refrigerate them, I would put the container over (not in) ice water in the fridge. Or over damp seaweed.

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SKK
SKK
added over 1 year ago

Be sure not to close the container - the oysters need to 'breathe'.

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