This protein powerhouse has high levels of selenium (for metabolism) and zinc (for immune function and wound healing).
To shuck an oyster: Take the tip of the oyster knife and push it into the hinge of the oyster shell (as opposed to the side that opens) because the shell is thicker there and is less inclined to crack. Separate the top and bottom halves, but make sure you don’t lose the flavorful liquid that’s inside. Use the curved part of the knife to separate the oyster from the shell. Serve fresh oysters over a pile of shaved ice.