Oysters for MS Research

oyster toppings
Here at Go Shuck An Oyster we are proud to support Laughing All the Way to a Cure in their fundraising efforts for MS Research. It's an honor to know and be friends with Stephanie who leads one of the top teams raising money to help find a cure for MS. She is inspirational in her fight against the disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. 

To help raise money, we recently held an oyster and wine tasting event.

big rock oysters cape cod
Big Rock Oyster Company was our lead donor. They provided us with an abundance of oysters and quahogs for our event. Located near beautiful waters on Cape Cod, Big Rock Oyster Company farms oysters and provides wholesale seafood locally and nationally. Learn more about them online here. If you're a reader of this blog, you know oysters from Big Rock are among our favorites! When you see them on a menu, order them and enjoy! If you find yourself in or near Massachusetts, make a trip to their headquarters in Harwich, MA for oysters and seafood.

wine with oysters
Proud Pour provided a bottle of wine and they are an amazing company.  Not just because of their great wine but because they "cheers to change" by donating money to oyster related non profits who work to clean waters and restore ecosystems with oysters. Learn more about Proud Pour online here, and find your local wine shop that carries the wines here. We hope that you will support Proud Pour so they can continue to do their work to help make our waters cleaner.

We can't give enough thanks to all those who donated and attended our event. Each and every dollar raised went directly to MS research. Stephanie and her teams have raised over $150,000 to help those with MS.

It is never too late to donate. To make a donation to MS research, through our event, see http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/oysterevent

To donate product or silent auction items to future fundraisers, or to our next MS fundraiser, please reach out to us at josh@goshuckanoyster.com.

Before Shucking Oysters, Consider Proper Supplies

Thinking about opening oysters yourself? Good, you came to the right place. Shucking oysters isn't too difficult, especially with the right supplies. With the proper tools, such as an oyster knife (not a screwdriver), and protective gloves (not snow gloves), you should have a great time and a safe experience opening oysters.

Here are some supplies that you might want to consider:

For Safety:

Oyster Knife

An oyster knife is one of the most important tools for opening an oyster. Currently, I often find myself using a knife by Toadfish. Here is an example:

Oyster Glove

Another must-have item for opening oysters is a safe glove. Consider a cut resistant glove, like this one:

For Fun:

Oysters should be fun! Otherwise, what's the point!?

I find having mini disposable forks around when serving oysters helpful and fun.
Here are two options:

Looking to really step up your oyster game? Shaved ice might help.Why shaved ice? It's great for plating/serving oysters and for keeping your oysters cold. 
If you're thinking about grilling your oysters, try a Cast Iron Oyster Pan:

Need More Help Opening Oysters?

If you're afraid of using an oyster shucking knife or if you think you might need additional help opening oysters, consider the following:

Whatever you decide, just be safe and have fun. Now, get some supplies and then Go Shuck An Oyster!