Chef Creek X-Small Oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Characteristics

  • From Baynes Bay, Vancouver Island
  • Fairly briny, with a crisp finish

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler 1º to 4º C, covered with a wet cloth, ice, and allow water to drain
  • Keep accompanying shellfish tag on file for 90 days

Seasonal Availability

Available Fresh September - July

Flavour/Texture Profile

Cooking Tips

  • Although this size is used primarily for raw consumption, grilling in shell is also excellent
  • People with compromised immune systems should avoid eating raw shellfish

Recipe Poached Oysters in Fennel-Safron Soup