Before you prepare the oysters for storage, it is necessary to separate live from dead specimens. Live oyster heavy as it is full of juice (liquor), the leaves are tightly closed or slammed shut when tapped on the sink with the handle of a knife, and when you click on them. Live oysters with broken wings you need to eat within the next 24 hours, or peel and freeze.
How to store oysters in recoverability oysters in a wide shallow container, placing them so that the large leaf at the bottom. Top off with a damp towel. Store oysters in the refrigerator at a temperature of from +1 to + 4oC. Regularly sprinkle the towel with water. Therefore, oysters can be stored 5 to 7 days. Always keep live oysters in an airtight container – they just suffocate. Do not store live oysters shipped in fresh water – it does not suit them. Fresh oysters can be served laid out on shaved ice, but not stored.
How to store peeled oystersCleaned live oysters can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, provided that they are stored in their own liquid (liquor). In order to prepare clams for such storage, you will need to wash them, to clean, to separate the so-called "beard". Opening the oysters, drain the juice into a separate container and there immerse the cleaned oyster. Fresh transparent liquor, with a pleasant fresh sea smell. The muddy juice with a sour smell – a sign that the oyster is dead and spoiled. Do not use neither liquor nor meat of the clam.
How to freeze oystersCleaned oysters in their own juice is very simple to freeze. Simply cut the meat to distribute on zip packages or special containers, pour GeoXT so that it completely covers the oysters, and seal. If liqueur is not enough to close the meat completely, add a little water. Frozen oysters stored in the freezer up to three months. These oysters have to be heat treated, they never freeze again.
How to store canned oystersand canned Pasteurized oysters stored in accordance with a shelf life listed on the can. Pasteurized oysters in the clear can be stored for more than 2 days preserved up to a week.