Effingham Small Oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Characteristics

  • From Effingham Inlet, Barkley Sound, BC
  • These are small size, 3” - 4” long
  • Hard shelled, deep cupped, consistent shape
  • Harvest date and harvest area are listed on accompanying shellfish tag

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler, between 1º to 4° C, on ice, covered with a wet cloth, allow water to drain
  • Keep accompanying shellfish tag on file for 90 days
  • Ensure all oysters are alive. Discard any that do not close when tapped with finger

Seasonal Availability

Fresh all year round

Flavour/Texture Profile

Cooking Tips

  • The flavour is vibrant and briny, with a lettuce-like finish
  • People with compromised immune systems should avoid eating raw shellfish

Recipe Oysters with Apple Mignonette