Steamed Oysters

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  • 2 dozen unshucked oysters
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Melted butter
  • Cocktail sauce


  1. Scrub and rinse oysters thoroughly in cold water; drain.
  2. Pour water into a large stockpot with a steaming basket to come 2 inches below basket. Add salt; bring to a boil.
  3. Place oysters in basket; cover and steam 10 minutes or until shells open. Drain.
  4. Using an oyster knife, remove top shell and loosen oyster meat. Place oysters on the half shell on a large serving platter. Serve with melted butter or cocktail sauce.
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