These wonderful live oysters are crisp and fresh like spring vegetables, thanks to the low salinity of Skagit Bay from so much Skagit River influx. Very little saltiness!
Or try the same oyster grown in a different bay by Swinomish Shellfish company, and taste the "merroir" taste of place difference.
The Pacific oyster is originally native to northern Japan, but has been grown on the North American West Coast and around the world for over a century. It grows well in almost anywhere, but takes on entirely different flavors depend on where and how it is grown!
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: Pacific (Crassostrea gigas)
Size: 2.5-3.5 inches (1.5-2 years old at harvest)
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.