Sample the tastes of the sea with some oysters from Shuck It!

Sample the tastes of the sea with some oysters from Shuck It!

With decades of experience under their belts, the shuckers from Shuck It! know more about oysters than just about anybody and sell some of the best in Brisbane.

The mobile oyster dispensary known as Shuck It! is the brainchild of two friends and purveyors of fine seafood, Gene Kelly and Johnny Diacopanagiotis. With decades of experience in the seafood industry, Gene, Johnny and Mary-Jane Diacopanagiotis decided use their connections to bring the freshest oysters to Brisbane markets and functions. Shuck It! specialises in batches of oysters that are shucked on-site and served chilled, grilled, Kilpatrick-style or mornay-swathed. Gene and Johnny supply oysters from preferably smaller farms that produce niche products. Each oyster must be full, plump, creamy and fresh to be suitable for sale.

All of Gene, Johnny and Mary-Jane’s oysters have been harvested from local coastal destinations and the close relationships with oyster farmers allows for first-hand knowledge of the product to be communicated to customers. Shuck It! sources its oysters from locations such as Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, Dunalley, Pipe Clay Lagoon, Coffin Bay, Kangaroo Island and many more. Johnny currently recommends oysters from St Helens in Tasmania and the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, which are reportedly producing some of the best winter oysters available, with rock oysters coming into season in August and September. You can nab yourself a dozen of the best oysters in Australia from Shuck It! at its oyster bar at the Eat Street Markets every weekend.

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