Twist the knife sideways to break the hinge. Do this slowly to avoid losing any of the oyster’s juices. | EFE
Some 30 years ago oysters were so expensive in Palma that I never considered buying them —even as a Christmas starter. But nowadays their price is so reasonable I can put them on the menu as a weekend special — if I have someone special with whom I want to share them. The prices have remained steady over the years because there is a great deal of competition in the trade.