OYSTERS STEAMED IN THE SHELL
Place well-scrubbed shells, containing fresh oysters, in a deep agate
pan, which will fit in a kettle containing a small amount of boiling
water. Cover very closely until the shells open easily. These may be
served in the shell with hot, melted butter, in a side dish, or they
may be removed from the shell to a hot bowl and seasoned with hot
butter, salt and pepper.