How to shuck a Leeuwin Coast Akoya

Leeuwin Coast
May 10, 2023

Akoya are incredibly easy to shuck – a blunt butter knife will do the job.

  1. Remove from their box and thaw Akoya in fridge for 2hrs or 1hr on the benchtop before use.
  2. To shuck, pinch either side of the Akoya at the bottom to create a gap in the top of the shell.
  3. Using a blunt knife, insert the knife between the shell and the Akoya meat and gently separate.
  4. Repeat on the other shell to release the meat.
  5. Gently remove the green byssal thread by pulling sideways and the Akoya is ready to prepare.

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