How to eat oysters

Read in this guide where and how to open your oyster, also read how to eat and prepare the oyster.

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Here you will find Romo oyster

As a good rule you can always find Wadden Sea oysters in almost the entire Wadden Sea area. You are in great numbers and can hardly be avoided. They do not require permission to collect them, it only requires a pair of good rubber boots and the right outerwear for a cool wind. 

go to either south on Romo to havneby and head out into the Wadden Sea to collect oysters. You can also go to northern part of Romo and head out to the east-facing side of Romo to gather.

Er du mere til at købe dine østers, så kan du købe østers i havneby.

How to open an 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 apetit!

Eat them raw

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.

Når du har åbnet østersen og fjernet alle skaller der er blevet gjort løse af åbningsprocessen så hælder du vandet fra og tilsætter evt. lidt citronsaft, tabasco eller friskkværnet peber. 

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.


Find oyster recipes

See the many different oyster recipes 

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Going out into the Wadden Sea and pick oysters with an experienced guide.


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How to eat oysters

Read in this guide where and how to open your oyster, also read how to eat and prepare the oyster.

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