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Oyster Bed of Salt

Martha Stewart Living, February 2003

Ensure that you don't lose a drop of juice by nestling your shellfish in salt. Fill a shallow ovenproof serving dish with coarse salt or sea salt, and place oysters in it as you shuck them. This will prevent them from tipping as you fill their shells and while you move them in and out of the oven. The salt also provides an attractive crystalline backdrop that retains heat.

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