Let’s Get Crackin’

You’ve just received your hot, steaming lobster with a side of fresh, briny oysters, but don’t have any tools to begin the feast. Aw, shucks. But fear not, there is an entire toolbox of utensils at your disposal to ensure that you are on top of your shellfish game.

Seafood tool Williams SonomaSeafood Tool Set $49.95

This seafood tool set is all you need to prepare and serve a delicious buffet of ocean goodness. The stainless steel set with red enamel finish includes
two crackers and two picks. (Photo by Williams-Sonoma)

Seafood tool Oyster ShuckerOyster Shucker $129.99

It may seem like an expensive buy, but if you are an oyster lover, the Vollrath 1853 Redco Oyster King shucker is a must have appliance. Pop open an oyster in one quick stroke with this nifty machine.

Seafood tool Steel Mesh Oyster GlovesKuchenprofi Stainless Steel Mesh Oyster Glove $219

It may look like a piece of medieval chain mail, but this sturdy glove is the best protection when shucking oysters. Easy to clean and one size fits most, this stainless steel mesh oyster glove is available on Amazon.com.

Gadgets_Mallet_WilliamsSonomaSeafood Lobster Mallet $15

What better tool to crack open a lobster or crab than an authentic wooden mallet. This mallet is made of walnut wood so you can tap your way to sweet, succulent deliciousness. Hand wash only.
(Photo by Williams-Sonoma)


Check out Long Island Weekly‘s feature on the best seafood restaurants around: Long Island’s Best Catch.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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