These wonderful live oysters have a creamy, sweet flavor with mild salinity. Grown in Similk Bay in northern Puget Sound, Washington, where the Pacific ocean water meets fresh river and estuary water to create a medium salinity bay perfect for growing shellfish.
Try the same oyster grown in a different bay by Skagit Shellfish, and taste the "merroir" taste of place difference.
The Kumamoto oyster is originally native to southern Japan. 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. 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: Swinomish Shellfish Company on Similk Bay, Fidalgo Island, Washington
Species: Kumamoto (Crassostrea sikamea)
Size: 1-2 inches (2-3 years old at harvest)
Amount: Order 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.