How to eat oysters

Oysters have become a recognized delicacy in recent years and we want to teach you to eat them.
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Find your oysters

As a good rule of thumb, you can always find Wadden Sea oysters in almost the entire Wadden Sea area. They are in large numbers and can hardly be spotted. It does not require any permission to assemble them, you just need the right outerwear, some rubber boots and a bucket.

Either take it southern Romo, to Havneby, and head out into the Wadden Sea, where there is a sea of oysters to find and collect. You can also take it northern part of Romo and head out to the east side of the island where you can also find and collect the fresh oysters.

Even though we make it sound easy, it can now be nice to have someone there who knows exactly where the oyster banks are, as well as to guide in which oysters are good to pick and how to open the oysters.


How to open your oyster

  1. Fold a dishcloth onto a firm surface
  2. Lay the oyster flat side up, fold some of the towel over the oyster so you don't cut yourself.
  3. Now use your left hand to hold the oyster while using your right hand to insert a knife between the two shells.
  4. Now turn back and forth until the oyster opens
  5. Use the knife to cut around the edge of the muscle to release it from the shell.
  6. Pour off the water and remove loose shells.
  7. Bon apetite!

Psst…. You could also buy yourself an oyster opening set - we do it ourselves.

Take a guided oyster tour

The oyster season is from autumn to spring. Book now, there are limited tours available.


Prepare your oysters

Raw oysters

The oyster can be eaten in many ways, but if you want the most intimate taste, then you have to taste the oyster completely raw.

After you open the oyster and remove all the shells that have been loosened by the opening process, pour the water out and add a little lemon juice, tabasco or freshly ground pepper.

Marinated oysters 

The oyster is fished out of the shell and marinated in a layer of oil and vinegar, and possibly added raw onion. The oyster can be marinated for several hours, but can also be fished out of the layer and served after a few minutes. The oyster is served in the original shell, with a bit of the marinade. 

Enjoy a cold beer or a little wine to the dish.

Gratin Oyster

The loosened oyster remains in its shell where all the water is drained. The oyster is added to cheese or grater. If you wish, you can add some bacon or ham.

The oyster is then grilled on a grill or in an oven for 4-6 minutes until the surface is slightly golden.

Discover Denmark's Oyster Festival

For all of us who love oysters. in mid-October, the Oyster Festival is held every year.

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