These wonderful live oysters have a creamy flavor and very little saltiness thanks to the low salinity of Skagit Bay from so much Skagit River influx. This allows the sweet flavor of this rare oyster species to really shine through.
Try the same oyster grown in a different bay by Swinomish Shellfish Company, and taste the "merroir" taste of place difference.
The Kumamoto oyster is originally native to southern Japan, but has been grown on the North American West Coast since at least the 1930s. The Kumamoto oyster grows slow and beautifully with rippled shells and full meat.
Harvested fresh to order and kept on ice all the way to your door. Ships with a temperature monitor that turns red if the temperature goes above 46F. Safe and delicious oysters, wherever you are in the USA! Exceptions apply to Texas and parts of Alaska.
Do you need an oyster shucking knife? Get one here or bake/steam them until they open.
Check out the interactive oyster tasting app we designed! Download the Sample Ox app for free and search 'Salinity' to find a shell and flavor questionnaire. Use it for any oyster to share tasting notes with friends, record flavor differences between species, and compare your records across the seasons.
Company: Skagit Shellfish on Skagit Bay in Skagit County, Washington
Species: Kumamoto (Crassostrea sikamea)
Size: 1.5-2 inches (2-3 years old at harvest)
Amount: Ordered by the dozen.
Warnings: Contains live shellfish. Safe to eat raw or cooked. Do not eat if the shell opens on its own, or if there is no liquid inside. Always smell an oyster before eating it - DO NOT EAT IF IT SMELLS BAD.
Storage: Keep refrigerated wrapped in a damp towel (never in an airtight container and never in water). Eat within 5 days of receiving.