Wife brought home a sack of fresh oysters from Louisiana. Ate a bunch raw. Last night I opened them all and made a big pot of oyster stew. Cooking part was easy. Basically, boil the oysters in milk with some seasonings and a little flour for thickener. Opening was the hard part. Hands are still tired this morning. Using a screwdriver, have to get in a tiny spot at back and pry. Kinda hard work, wouldn't want to do that for a living. Jabbed my left hand four times when it slipped. Garbage can didn't smell so pretty this morning. Gotta take out. But, the stew was good.