These wonderful live oysters are sweet and buttery with a cucumber-y finish. Grown by the Swinomish Tribe 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.
The Pacific oyster is originally native to northern Japan but has been grown on North America’s West Coast and around the world for almost 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 you can 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: Pacific (Crassostrea gigas)
Size: 4-5 inches (2-3 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.